Compression therapy of the legs. A review

J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1991 Oct;17(10):799-805. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.1991.tb03263.x.


Compression therapy is a powerful method for the treatment of all sorts of swollen extremities. Its effects depend on several factors, including: underlying disease, exerted pressure and body position, and compression material.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bandages*
  • Edema / therapy*
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Leg*
  • Pressure