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Which Tubular Elastic Net Do I Need to Hold a Wound Dressing in Place?

by Barbara 7. February 2011 11:23

Question about Medline Tubular Stretch Elastic Netting.

Q: " I just realized I am allergic to latex. I had a mole removed from my arm and have a larger sore from the latex adhesive than from the removal. How do you know what size tubular stretch netting to buy? I used a gauze wrap this time but it is uncomfortable.. Thanks. Jill."

Answer: We sell Medline and Curad brands of tubular stretch netting that is latex-free.

Each roll is 25 yards long at the stretched length. Medline provides a chart in their catalog to choose the correct size.

This is the information about the Medline brands: Our product codes are ML-(Their Product Code)

                                           Maximum Circulation

      Product Code      Size      Stretch Width         Relaxed Width     Typical Use

  • NONNET012     1/2      4" (10.2 cm)             5⁄8" (1.6 cm)        Small Fingers, toes,
    wrists, circumcision
  • NONNET01       1         6" (15.2 cm)             0.6" (1.5 cm)        Large fingers, toes, wrists
  • NONNET02       2         7 2⁄3" (19.5 cm)       0.8" (2 cm)           Small hand, arm, leg, foot
  • NONNET03       3         9 1⁄3" (23.7 cm)       1" (2.5 cm)           Med hand, arm, leg, foot,
    multiple fingers
  • NONNET04       4         11 2⁄3" (29.6 cm)     1.2" (3 cm)            Lrg hand, arm, leg, foot
  • NONNET05       5         12 3⁄8" (31.4 cm)     1.5" (3.8 cm)         Avg arm, small leg/knee
  • NONNET06       6         24" (61 cm)             1.9" (4.8 cm)         Lrg leg, amputation, arm
    board, small head
  • NONNET07       7        28 2⁄3" (72.8 cm)      2.3" (5.8 cm)         Avg head, face, ears, neck
  • NONNET08       8        31 1⁄3" (79.6 cm)      2.8" (7.1 cm)         Small chest, back,
    perineum, axilla,
    shoulder, large head
  • NONNET09        9        35" (88.9 cm)           3.2" (8.1 cm)         Med chest, back,
    perineum, axilla, shoulder    
  • NONNET10        10      36 2⁄3" (93.1 cm)      3.6" (9.1 cm          Lrg chest, back,
    perineum, axilla, shoulder  
  • NONNET11        11       40" (101.6 cm)         4.3" (10.9 cm        XL chest, back, perineum,
    axilla, shoulder
  • NONNET12        12        56" (142.2 cm)        4.7" (11.9 cm)       XXL chest, back,
    perineum, axilla, shoulder
  • NONNET22        22        80" (203.2 cm)         8" (20.3 cm)        Bariatric/custom size

I hope this helps. Just remember that the relaxed width is the amount that the product will stretch beyond the width stated. To hold a dressing in place, the netting needs to be correctly fitted.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

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