|Classification Name:||Bandage Light Support (Type 2)|
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K-Lite consists of a white knitted conformable fabric containing 93% viscose, 4% nylon and 3% elastomeric yarn.
K-Lite may be used to provide light support in the management of sprains and strains and to give some support to injured joints.
K-Lite is not suitable for the application of pressure and therefore should not be used alone to apply external compression in the treatment of leg ulcers caused by venous insufficiency. K-Lite should be used with caution on patients who have marked ischaemia or impaired arterial blood supply.
The bandage is applied to the affected area using a standard bandaging technique such as a figure of eight or a spiral.
The bandage may generally be left undisturbed for as long as practicable.
K-Lite should never be applied at full stretch or with excessive tension in situations where it might cause a tourniquet effect or interfere with blood flow.
K-Lite is presented individually shrink-wrapped.
5 cm × 4.5 m (stretched)
7 cm × 4.5 m (stretched)
10 cm × 4.5 m (stretched)
15 cm × 4.5 m (stretched)
|Revision Author||Dr S. Thomas|
This datacard has been prepared from data provided by the manufacturer and/or from published literature.