Study on the post-surgery compression bandage "Valencia"

 

Findings of the medical study CIR-ORT 2014:

The bandage for controlled compression by Anita care offers a viable alternative for the traditional compression binding in terms of safety, efficacy and comfort.

Basic parameters of the study

By the Spanish Association for Senology and Breast Disease

Structure:
• Experimental, randomised, analytical, multicentric longitudinal study

Participants:
• Patients with unilateral conservative-surgical breast cancer treatment (99 patients per group)

Objectives:
• Main objective: Evaluation of the impact of using a compression breast bandage on the appearance of complications in operated patients

• Secondary objective: Evaluation of the impact of using a compression breast bandage on the quality of life, post-surgical pain levels of patients, the comfort level, aesthetic satisfaction, effectiveness (user-friendliness) and patient care management

General complications overall

The total percentage of general complications in the bandages group compared to the bindings group is relatively low at all times.

Accompanying diagram for the study on the post-surgery compression bandage "Valencia"

Pain intensity

The bandages group reports lower pain intensity than the bindings group
throughout the observed timespan with an equalisation after 30 days.

Accompanying diagram for the study on the post-surgery compression bandage "Valencia"

Skin lesions

The appearance of skin lesions in the bandage group (0-2%) is at all times extremely low in comparison with the binding group (35-12%).

Accompanying diagram for the study on the post-surgery compression bandage "Valencia"

Aesthetic satisfaction

The overall well-being of patients with a bandage (dark green) is much higher than in patients with bindings (dark grey).

Accompanying diagram for the study on the post-surgery compression bandage "Valencia"

Benefits of using a bandage

Appropriate stabilisation and immobilisation of the breast, healing process is promoted, gentle compression of the scar area, no constriction and no skin irritation thanks to the hypoallergenic fabric and its individual adjustability and easy handling.

Study findings

The use of Anita bandages for controlled compression in post-operative care following conservative breast cancer surgery will reduce post-surgical complications from 32 to 15% and surpasses the traditional compression binding in terms of efficacy, safety and comfort.