Two-layer compression therapy improves comfort, mobility and quality of
LONDON, ON, June 13, 2011 /CNW/ - 3M Skin and Wound Care now offers
Coban 2™ Compression System, a breakthrough in intensive therapy
compression bandaging for patients suffering with lymphedema in Canada.
Lymphedema is a chronic, debilitating condition characterized by
extreme swelling that affects many thousands of Canadians1.
"Patients suffering with lymphedema experience a wide range of
psychological and physical hardships that can include impaired
mobility, pain, anxiety, depression, poor body image, and
embarrassment," said Tim Brown, General Manager of 3M Canada's
Healthcare business. "At 3M Canada, we're proud of Coban 2 Compression
System because of its ability to significantly improve the intensive
therapy experience for patients of lymphedema, as well as clinicians."
Carry on with everyday life: With only two thin layers of compression bandages, Coban 2 provides
clinically effective volume reduction with an unparalleled comfort and
mobility for patients, without the bulk of traditional reusable
Fewer and less taxing wrapping sessions: New application techniques and only a twice-weekly application regimen
significantly reduces the total number of wrapping sessions required to
reduce edema, meaning less time in the clinic for patients.
Increased function with sizing variations: Of course a patient's toes and legs vary greatly in size and so should
their bandages. Coban 2 accommodates each body part with sizing
variations for the upper extremities, lower extremities, fingers, and
Coban 2 is a disposable single-use system that is cost-effective and
eliminates the time and expense of washing and re-rolling bandages
while minimizing the risk associated with potential contamination. The
materials used in the two thin layers of the system are safe for skin
and were developed with unique stretch and cohesion properties to
provide ideal compression and help patients overcome the challenges of
wearing bandages during lymphedema intensive therapy.
For more information, visit www.3m.ca/coban2giraffe.
About 3M Canada
Established in 1951, 3M Canada Company was one of the first
international subsidiaries opened by 3M and remains one of the largest.
3M Canada's head office and original manufacturing site is in London,
Ontario where approximately half of the company's 1,800 employees work.
Other locations include Toronto, Brockville, and Perth, Ontario and
Morden, Manitoba. Globally, 3M has operations in more than 65 countries
and captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands
of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better.
1 Lymphoedema Framework, Best Practice For The Management of Lymphoedema http://www.lympho.org/mod_turbolead/upload/file/Lympho/Best_practice_20_July.pdf
SOURCE 3M Canada Inc.
For further information:
Phone: 800-265-1840 ext. 2564