Fixation / Retention - Tubifast with 2-Way Stretch Technology

The world’s first and only elasticated tubular bandage

Mölnlycke Health Care’s Tubifast® 2-Way StretchTechnology is the world’s first and only lightweight elasticated tubular bandage with radial and longitudinal stretch 1 ideal for dressing fixation and skin covering for any part of the body. The high-tech bandage can also be used for patch wrapping and as an under-cast stockinette. It is quick and easy to use, with less risk of fraying 2 than traditional tubular bandages.

The world’s first and only lightweight elasticated tubular bandage

Radial and longitudinal stretch1 for fixation anywhere on the body

It is quick and easy to use, with reduced risk of fraying2

Holds dressings securely, without constriction or compression

Features and details

Unique technology holds dressings securely, without constriction or compression and without the need for tapes, pins or ties. Tubifast with 2-Way Stretch Technology is manufactured from rayon with very fine elastane threads knitted into the fabric to provide light elasticity. It holds dressings securely, without constriction or compression. Its light elasticity allows patients complete freedom of movement. The light, open weave fabric allows air to circulate over the skin, helping to avoid maceration.

Areas of use

Because of its tubular construction, Tubifast with 2-Way Stretch Technology is particularly suitable for holding dressings in place on difficult areas such as stumps of amputee patients. No pins or tapes are necessary to retain Tubifast 2-Way Stretch.

How to use Tubifast 2-Way Stretch

1. Choose the correct width bandage, using  the quick reference color coding, and cut to length.
2. Stretch Tubifast 2-Way Stretch over the affected area.
3. Position Tubifast 2-Way Stretch to cover the dressing. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions are available for more advanced applications.

Tubifast with 2-Way Stretch Technology is available in a range of five widths, designed to fit snugly over all limbs, no matter what the size or shape. Each size is identified by a colour-coded line knitted into the bandage. It’s quick and easy to use: cut to size and stretch over the dressing for an even, non-constrictive fit.

 All rolls are 10m in length

Product

Width

Limb

Code

RED Line small limbs

3.5cm

9–18cm

2434

GREEN Line small & medium limbs

5cm

14-24cm

2436

BLUE Line large limbs

7.5cm

24-40

2437

YELLOW Line x-large limbs, heads, children’s trunks

10.75cm

35-64

2440

PURPLE Line adult trunks

20cm

64-130

2444

 

 

 

  1. Published data shows that Tubifast 2-Way Stretch exceeds the minimum requirement of longitudinal stretch for the actions of sitting, bending and flexing. Physical testing of textiles, B. P. Saville, Woodhead Publishing,1999.
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