Medical Research

The use of compression has long been lauded by surgeons, doctors and nurses as an ideal method for scar reduction, pain management, edema control and improved outcomes following surgical procedures. Anecdotal evidence promotes the use of appropriate compression, and so does the research. Please find below a sample of some of the many evidence based research articles written on the topic. Your healthcare provider can help determine if compression is right for you, and can even find more supportive research (as we said, there is a lot of supportive research).

In fact, the benefits of compression are so widely accepted that the use of compression has become a standard in post-surgical care. EaB products are above and beyond the standard and optimize the benefits and results of compression.

  • Bertelli G, Venturini M, Forno G, Macchiavello F, Dini D. An analysis of prognostic factors in response to conservative treatment of postmastectomy lymphedema. Surg Gynecol Obstet 1992;175(5):455–60.
  • Brennen M. & Miller L. (1998). Overview of Treatment Options and Review of the Current Role and Use of Compression Garments, Intermittent Pumps, and Exercise in the Management of Lymphedema. CANCER Supplement, (83) 12, 2821- 27.
  • Camirand, A., Doucet, J. & Harris, J. (1999). Breast Augmentation: Compression – A Very Important Factor in Preventing Capsular Contracture. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 104 (2), 529-538.
  • Cheifetz, O., Lucy, S. D., Overend, T., & Crowe, J. (1998). The Effect of Abdominal Support on Functional Outcomes in Patients Following Major Abdominal Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Physiother Can., 62(3): 242–253. doi: 10.3138/physio.62.3.242
  • Chen, C.Y., & Hoe, A.L. (1998). The effect of a pressure garment on post-surgical drainage and seroma formation in breast cancer patients. Singapore medical Journal:
  • Kuroi, K., Shimozuma, K., Taguchi, T., Imai, H., Yamashiro, H. et al. (2006). Effect of mechanical closure of dead space on seroma formation after Breast surgery. Breast Cancer, 13 (3), 260-265, DOI: 10.2325/jbcs.13.260
  • Larson, C.M., Ratzer, E.R., Davis-Merritt, D., & Clark, J.R. (2009). The effect of abdominal binders on postoperative pulmonary function. American Surgery, 75 (2), 169-71.
  • Pappas CJ, O’Donnell TF Jr. Long-term results of compression treatment for lymphedema. J Vasc Surg 1992;16(4):555– 62.
  • Unalp, H. R. & Onal, M. A. (2007). Analysis of Risk Factors Affecting the Development of Seromas Following Breast Cancer Surgeries: Seromas Following Breast Cancer Surgeries. DOI: 10.1111/j.1524-4741.2007.00509.x