Vennegaard Kalialis, Louise2; von Sperling, Marie Louise2; Hoyer, A.P.3
1 Plastic Surgery, Department of Clinical Research, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU2 unknown3 Plastic Surgery, Department of Clinical Research, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU
We present a clinical comparison of short stretch bandage versus a two-layer compression bandage and early mobilization after split skin grafting to lower leg defects. A total of 38 patients were included. The first group were immobilized for four days and given a short stretch support bandage. Group 2 were mobilized one day after the operation with a two-layer compression bandage (Pro-Guide). There was no difference in healing or frequency of complications. The patients treated with Pro-Guide had significantly fewer admission days and out-patient consultations. Larger randomized trials are warranted.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2012, Vol 174, Issue 16, p. 1091-3