Approximately 1% of the western population is affected by Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU).¹ This chronic condition can have a devastating impact on an individual’s physical and emotional well-being.² People living with chronic edema and VLUs want to engage fully in everyday activities — without feeling uncomfortable or self-conscious about what’s on their legs and feet. 3M can help manage challenges related to VLUs.
With indications for Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU), edema, lymphedema and other conditions where compression is appropriate, the 3M™ Coban™ 2 Two-Layer Compression System provides sustained, therapeutic compression for up to seven days³, which has been shown to reduce chronic edema, support healing,³ ⁴ reduce wound size,³ and significantly reduce leg pain.³ 3M™ Coban™ 2 Compression Systems are easy to apply⁵ and are less bulky compared to four-layer compression systems.³ ⁴
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. Our compression layer is designed to be applied at full stretch, eliminating guesswork.
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 concordance and the potential for effective treatment.⁶ ⁷
Our patented, interlocking materials adhere to each other, creating an inelastic sleeve that gently grips the skin and reduces the potential for uncomfortable slipping or bunching.⁴ ⁶