Do you need or just had abdominal surgery ? See here how QualiBelly Advanced can help to speed up your recovery

July 04, 2014


Did you know that healing of a wound involves 4 phases in the recovery process?

  1. Hemostasis (clotting of blood) starts immediately.

  2. Inflammation (swelling, redness) begins on day 1 and lasts usually to day 4. Causes warmth and pain.

  3. Proliferation (reconstruction of tissue) happens from day 4 to about day 21. Causes contraction and a grainy surface.

  4. Remodeling (maturation) takes place from day 21. It may take 1-2 years before the full strength of tissues and muscles have been regained.

Being familiar with the process of wound healing helps to understand what YOU can do to protect your wound and achieve a healthier, less painful and more speedy recovery without complications. 
Not only in the hospital, but at home too.

QualiBelly Advanced will help you to support your wound and abdominal muscles, and the QualiPad seat belt pad will protect your wound from any irritation or pressure caused by car seat belts. Learn more about the Postoperative Care Kit here.

Why is wound compression important?

QualiBelly Advanced - tri-band abdominal support

It helps to control swelling in the inflammation period after surgery which reduces incision pain. Compression also counteracts the sudden high rise in internal pressure during coughing, because your muscles are supported. This will cause less pain and protect your wound. And compression is important for prevention of potential complications after surgery, like hernia, wound dehiscence and infections.

QualiBelly Advanced is a unique compression support for any kind of surgery in the abdominal area and has unmatched comfort and functionality, both for you and your health care staff.

 

----10 reasons every abdominal surgery patient should use QualiBelly Advanced---- 

How QualiBelly Advanced helps you:

QualiBelly Advanced is light years ahead of traditional abdominal binders, both in comfort for patients, functionality and convenience for staff.

QualiBelly Advanced starts a chain reaction to advance your recovery and get you home sooner:

CONSTANT PROTECTION AND SUPPORT:
First, your wound and abdominal area will constantly be protected by the elastic, firm, ventilated and remarkably light material.
The level of compression can be adjusted to the type of surgery you have had, and to what you feel is comfortable on your upper-, mid- and lower part of the abdomen.
Such compression leads to less swelling and less pain, which gives you more comfort and a better posture.

And you don’t need to support your wound with your hands which leaves them free for other tasks.

IMPROVED POSTURE AND DEEPER BREATHING:
Your improved posture makes you stand and walk more upright, which helps you to be able to perform a more profound and less painful breathing.
Deeper breathing is not only crucial after surgery to avoid lung complications, it is also an important stress reliever.
With less pain, a better posture, improved breathing and your hands free, it is easier to get out of bed, walk and do the exercises that hospital staff will recommend for you to get up to speed again after surgery.

YOU GET IN CONTROL OF YOUR RECOVERY:
You are less dependent on health care staff since drainage systems or other devices are attached directly to you on the QualiBelly Advanced.
When you want to get out of bed, you do not have to wait for available staff. You gain more control of your exercise activities and progress of recovery.
And when you want to sit down and rest, just fold the upper band down. Then there is no pressure on your upper abdomen, you breathe easier and get more back support.

 

Conclusion:

QualiBelly Advanced is an important key to advance recovery, well-being, hospital experience and to prevent postoperative complications which ultimately decrease health care costs.


Have you had any experience with QualiBelly Advanced or other abdominal compression supports ?
Leave a comment below! We would like to hear your opinion.


 Hands off your belly and advance your recovery!

 

 

 

References:
- Cheifetz O, Lucy SD, Overend TJ, Crowe J. The effect of abdominal support on functional outcomes in patients following major abdominal surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Physiotherapy Canada. 2010;62:242–253.

- Clay L, Gunnarsson U, Franklin KA , Strigård K. Effect of an elastic girdle on lung function, intra-abdominal pressure, and pain after midline laparotomy: a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Colorectal Disease June 2014, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 715-721

- Larson CM, Ratzer ER, Davis-Merritt D, Clark JR. The effect of abdominal binders on postoperative pulmonary function. The American Surgeon. 2009 Feb;75(2):169-71.

- Olsén MF, Josefson K, Wiklund M. Evaluation of abdominal binder after major upper gastrointestinal surgery. Advances in Physiotherapy, 2009, Vol. 11, No. 2 : Pages 104-110

- Goldman JM, Rose LS, Williams SJ, Silver JR, Denison DM. Effect of abdominal binders on breathing in tetraplegic patients. Thorax 1986;41:940-945





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