Two-layer compression therapy improves comfort, mobility and quality of life

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 bandages.
  • 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 toes.

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.

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Media Contact:
Carla McFarlane
3M Canada
Phone: 800-265-1840 ext. 2564
Email: cmcfarlane@mmm.com

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