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Acta Phlebologica 2006 April;7(1):7-11

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MuSyC for ulcers (Multi-layer System for ulcers Compression treatment) The search of patients compliance to home-based ulcers treatment

Ricci S. 1, Malagoni A. M. 2, Palazzo A. 2, Fortini P. 2, Tacconi G. 2, Zamboni P. 2

1 Private practice, Rome, Italy
2 Vascular Disease Cente, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy


A new compression hosiery is presented, made by a tubular shape elastic tissue cut at a suitable lenght, having a 20 mmHg pressure at the ankle. The applied pressure is related, for the single size, to the number of the tube superimpositions, so the length of the tube is stated according to amount of compression required. The superposition generates an upward lowering graduated compression: at the ankle the tube will have more layers than at the calf. The tissue elasticity helps the system positioning, while the layers superposition makes the system more stiff (short strech) and consequently more suitable for the compression therapy. Theoretically, MuSyC seems close to the ideal compression system, that is, elastic during the dressing on, gentle at rest, stiff during walking. Two studies are described exploring the comfort of the system and the stiffness of the material in different superimpositions.

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