Most people will see a leg wound and straight away assume that it needs to have a bandage on it. This might not always be the case. Below you will find some useful information on what we are actually trying to achieve by putting a bandage on a wound.
- Prevent the open wound from contamination
- Remove dead tissue (wound debridement)
- Maintain a moist wound environment (this will help speed up the healing process for some wounds)
- Reduce swelling or hemorrhage
- Prevent weight bearing
- Immobilize the tissue