Abdominal binders, also referred to as belly binders, are used for any number of reasons. From post-procedures to hernia and lumbar support, binders have several uses; however, is mostly used for postoperative patient care. Many different styles include full support; this includes wrappings or belts that begin at the top near the chest and go as far down as the knee. They could also be as simple as a rib, chest or waist belt as well.
Abdominal Binder Functions: Abdominal Binders are important pieces to have on, especially during post-operative procedures. Their main function is to provide both compression for the area around the surgical site while also providing support. This will help blood circulation, improve oxygen levels and cutting down on healing times. You'll be able to get out of bed faster as a result.
Rib Binder Functions: Rib Binders that are able to cover or go as high as the ribcage can provide compression and support towards the outer portion of the abdominal area, including the ribs and/or sternum area. The post-operative binders come in several types including three, four or eight panels and either cover only the ribs or can extend to the bottom of the torso. Rib Belts will help ease some of the pain from surgery.
Sacral Binder Functions: sacral binders assist in multiple ways and typically help with post-operative procedures for the lower abdominal area. Maternity support belts such as this one can also support the lower abdomen/sacral regions.