Home > Riviste > International Angiology > Fascicoli precedenti > International Angiology 2010 October;29(5) > International Angiology 2010 October;29(5):431-5

ULTIMO FASCICOLO
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Estratti

INTERNATIONAL ANGIOLOGY

Rivista di Angiologia


Official Journal of the International Union of Angiology, the International Union of Phlebology and the Central European Vascular Forum
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,899


eTOC

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLES  


International Angiology 2010 October;29(5):431-5

lingua: Inglese

Pascal’s law and the dynamics of compression therapy: a study on healthy volunteers

Schuren J., Mohr K.

3M Deutschland GmbH, Infection Prevention and Skin and Wound Laboratory, Neuss, Germany


PDF  


AIM: The aim of this paper was to determine whether Pascal’s law can be used to explain the dynamics of compression therapy.
METHODS: Sub-bandage pressures were recorded at three different levels to investigate the transmission of applied pressure on the legs of 12 healthy volunteers and 216 applications.
RESULTS: The experimental model revealed that when pressure is increased at a certain area in a compressed leg, the pressure is transmitted within the compressed area.
CONCLUSION: The dynamics of effective compression therapy are explained by Pascal’s Law, which states that when pressure is applied on a fluid (a muscle or muscle group) in a closed container (fascia muscularis and compression bandage), there is an equal increase at every other point in the container.

inizio pagina

Publication History

Per citare questo articolo

Corresponding author e-mail

jschuren@mmm.com