It is important to always contact your physician or wound specialist before starting any wound care therapy.
Gelocast® Original Unna's Boot Dressing is evenly impregnated with zinc oxide and calmine. The zinc oxide uniformly coats the 100% cotton base of non-raveling gauze for easy handling and molding to the limb for a semi-rigid cast. The calamine soothes irritated skin.
Features and Benefits:
Venous stasis leg ulcers generally occur as a result of a breakdown in the functioning of valves between major veins in the leg. With support from exterior compression combined with ambulation, the muscles and veins clear up the stagnant area that erupts into ulcers. Mobility is important for the ambulatory management of venous stasis ulcers and also for the protection of other healing wounds.
The Unna Boot's moisture and comfort make it an ideal first layer of this bandaging method. A second layer of self-adhesive bandage is recommended.
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Directions for Application:
1. With the foot at 90 degrees, wrap the bandage in spiral turns without pressure from the base of the toes stopping 1-2 inches below the knee. At the heel and ankle, pleats or tucks folded into the gauze may improve the smoothness of the application. Some practitioners wind a figure-eight at the ankle as an alternative wrapping method.
2. Wrap the leg with 50-75% overlapping layers, doubling back to ensure molding to contours of the leg. This covers the leg with at least 2 layers. As you wrap, smooth and mold the bandage with your hands.
3. Cover the Unna Boot with a gauze, adhesive, or tubular bandage to keep your clothing clean.
4. The Unna Boot can be left in place up to 7 days.
Warning: If skin sensitivity or irritation develops, discontinue use and consult a physician or healthcare provider.
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It is evenly impregnated with both zinc oxide and calamine for a semi rigid cast that is soothing and non-irritating to skin.
Derma Science offers their Primer Modified Unna Boot in two formulations: Primer Unna Boot with zinc oxide paste or Primer Unna Boot with Calamine and zinc oxide.
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Many healthcare providers recommend applying an elastic adhesive bandage over the top of the Unna Boot. For this application, many of our clients prefer the 3M Coban adhesive bandages which are available in 4 sizes. Other choices of outer-layer bandaging including, BSN-Jobst Cover-Roll Stretch Adhesive Bandage, Comprilan, Elastomull, Tubifast, Tubigrip, and the Hartmann-Conoco Eze-Band, which is an Ace Bandage-type of product with easy-to-secure loop-and-hook fasteners.
Midtown Health offers a full line of orthopedic products, including post-surgical shoes and boots.