3M Professional Solutions for Lymphedema and Chronic Edema Management

Treating lymphedema and chronic edema management

Your patients with chronic edema want to engage fully in daily activities—without feeling uncomfortable or self-conscious about what’s on their legs and feet. To help people with edema meet their goals for health and quality of life, 3M created a lightweight, two-layer wrapping system that delivers effective compression without causing pain.

“A rigid sleeve with an anatomical fit around 'the subject`s leg', which stays in place and provides a well tolerated pressure in rest” defines an ideal compression system."

– Jan Schuren, RgN, BN, MSc, inventor of 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Compression System
  • Designed for effectiveness

    Studies from clinicians around the world provide evidence that 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Compression Systems:

    • Reduce chronic edema
    • Support healing and help reduce wound size
    • Provide sustained, therapeutic compression without slipping
    • Significantly reduce leg pain*
    • Are safe and well tolerated*
    • Are easier to apply and remove than zinc paste bandages*
    • Are preferred by patients*
  • Designed for consistent application

    Compression is therapeutic when sufficient pressure is applied. Too little pressure will minimize the benefits and too much pressure may cause damage or not be tolerated by the patient. We designed our compression layer to be applied at full stretch, eliminating guesswork.

  • Designed for comfort, mobility and daily living

    Coban™ 2 Layer Compression System provides sustained, therapeutic compression for up to 7 days.* The thin, lightweight materials create a breathable sleeve that allows patients to wear their own shoes and clothing. Because the bandages are comfortable to wear, patients are more likely to keep them on, increasing compliance and the potential for effective treatment.*

    The two-layer system generates sustained working pressures and comfortable resting pressures, making the compression easy to tolerate regardless of activity level.

  • Designed to stay in place

    Our patented, interlocking materials cohere to each other, creating an inelastic sleeve that gently grips the skin and reduces the potential for uncomfortable slipping or bunching.*

  • *Data on file

Coban™ 2 and Coban™ 2 Lite Layer Compression Systems

Coban™ 2 and Coban™ 2 Lite Layer Compression Systems

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Coban™ 2 Layer Compression System - application and removal videos for lymphedema and chronic edema


3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Compression Systems are designed to deliver comfortable, therapeutic compression for the treatment of venous leg ulcers, lymphedema and other conditions where compression therapy is appropriate.

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