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Johnson & Johnson ELASTIKON Elastic Tape is a Medical Adhesive Tape that's true to its name being highly elastic to twist and conform to the body. It is a dynamic pressure dressing used for a variety of applications such as securing wound dressings and adding pressure to large drainage wounds. It is also used as an athletic tape to add support and compression to injuries such as bone fractures or sprained muscles and tendons at the elbow, knee and ankle. The larger width ELASTIKON Elastic Bandage Tape is commonly used in binding the chest after a mastectomy surgery. The stretch allows user to add the comfortable amount of compression desired.
ELASTIKON Elastic Tape is the original elastic tape and is manufactured by trusted and well-known medical supply company Johnson & Johnson. It's available in different widths to conform well to the area being treated. It's also designed to make for a smooth application with a red line centered on the backcloth for a perfect guide during taping. The underside has a rubber based adhesive to provide a strong adhesion that's applied tightly to the edge to conform well without bleeding onto the skin. ELASTIKON Elastic Tape wears comfortably and is porous to keep skin dry by allowing skin to breathe to prevent build-up moisture. Individuals with an allergy to natural latex rubber should not use this product.
Features and Benefits:
- Original Elastic Tape
- Conforms to Difficult Body Areas
- Red Line Provides a Visual Guide
- Porous Construction
- Adds Compression
- Relieves Swelling
- Variety of Widths
- Easy Application
- Tape Stays in Place
- Manufacturer: Johnson & Johnson
- Item Number: 5172, 5174, 5175, 5177
- Quantity: Each, Box, Case of Rolls
- Width Options: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Inch
- Length: 2.5 Yards - Stretches to 5 Yards
- Color: Tan
- Latex-Free: NO
- Application: Wound Care
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Product QuestionsIs it latex free?Question by: Anne Geistkemper on Jun 30, 2015 8:52:23 AMThe product is partially made with rubber for elasticity, so it's likely to contain latex as well.Answer by: Shain Gillet (Admin) on Jul 27, 2016 2:23:00 PM
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As soon as it arrived, I started using it to wrap one of our rescue desert tortoises that had had surgery to remove a bladder stone. A portion of the shell is cut out to access the interior of the body to perform the surgery, then replaced afterward and covered with fiberglass to hold it while it knits back together or new shell is formed. The fiberglass had been damaged and needed to be removed, so the vet gave some medicated salve to put put into the grooves from the saw, and had me cover it with coach's tape. It didn't always adhere totally, so the Elastikon, being stickier, proved to be the best secondary tape to secure the edges of the coach's tape. The tortoise took issue to being wrapped, despite having a perfect Halloween costume with no effort, and became quite subdued, wouldn't eat, and generally did not seem to like the wrapping. Like either the vet or I thought it could be objectionable. It was a break in the tortoise's routine that caused the anxiety rather than mortification at looking like a mummy. The tortoise went back in to the vet, and one of the old pieces of shell had mostly sloughed off, so he removed it. It now needs to stay open to air to help it harden. So no more wrapping.
At least the tape works great, and I have a nice supply if needed down the road. When dealing with animals, it's often necessary to think "outside the box". I also used this tape as an exterior for a bandage for another tortoise's head. The gauze that went against the wound to its chin was inside on top of soft liner for bandags or casts, and only the edges of the Elastikon held it in place. More than sticky enough for the job, but still easy enough to remove to replace the bandage each day.
Great product, and I've used in applications for horses and humans, too.