Asked by: Liangfeng Laskovasked in category: General Last Updated: 1st July, 2020
How do you use an Unna boot?
- Wrap from the toes upward to below the knee.
- Apply the boot in a spiral fashion, with 75% overlap.
- Apply the boot directly over any wound.
- Cut the boot frequently during application to avoid pleats, folds, or wrinkles that may cause skin damage as the boot dries.
In this way, how does an Unna boot work?
An Unna boot is a compression dressing made by wrapping layers of gauze around your leg and foot. It is often used to protect an ulcer or open wound. The compression of the dressing helps improve blood flow in your lower leg. Compression also helps decrease swelling and pain.
One may also ask, what is a Uniboot? In medicine, an Unna boot is a special gauze (usually 4 inches wide and 10 yards long) bandage, which can be used for the treatment of venous stasis ulcers and other venous insufficiencies of the leg. It can also be used as a supportive bandage for sprains and strains of the foot, ankle and lower leg.
Just so, what do you cover Unna boot with?
Cover the Unna Boot with ace wrap or self adhesive elastic roll (CobanTM) in a similar fashion utilizing circular wrap with 50% overlap and 50% tension. Begin by anchoring wrap at base of toes.
How much compression is an Unna boot?
Unna Boots are used to treat edema, ulcers and sores. Unna Boots provide between 20-30 mmHg in pressure, making them useful in a variety of wounds.