“My name’s Abdominal Binder, and I like warm hugs!”
This cozy little band will help swaddle your insides.
Many times it’s recommended after many types of abdominal surgeries, to help the wounds heal and keep everything all nice and tight.
It could also be used for people with SCI to help support their abdomen to maintain their abdominal pressure and improve their respiratory function.
It helps relieve pain and reduce swelling, and the comfort is real! It provides a nice cozy psychological effect too!
The main use of abdominal binders in PT is to help prevent the effects of orthostatic hypotension. In other words, it helps decrease the extreme blood pressure changes that some patients have when they sit or stand. Wrap the patient up like a beautiful appropriately-blood-pressured burrito to get them upright and hopefully even moving!
OK these aren’t named for those conferences that give us all those fascinating YouTube videos.
TED Hose stands for Thrombo-Embolic Deterrent Hose, and they’re used to deter thrombi or emboli…..yeah
They are super tight and hard to get on!
TED hose are used for people who are non-ambulatory or who have recently undergone surgery in order to prevent the pooling of blood in the lower extremities, which in turn helps to prevent clots.