Surgical and medical tapes are used in medicine and first aid to secure the bandage or a wound dressing in their place of application. Medical adhesive tapes are also used to hold IV lines, oxygen tubing or splints in position. The medical bandage tape is itself held in place usually with the help of a hypoallergenic adhesive that serves the purpose of holding the dressing with easy, skin-friendly removability. Waterproof Surgical tapes may be used to hold together a gaping wound while the wound is prepared for surgical sutures or it may be used in place of stitches to keep the wound closed while it heals.
Types of medical tape or surgical tapes available:
1. Paper tapes or micropore tapes - are usually used for lighter dressings and on application over smaller wounds. This variety of 3M medical tape or micropore plaster is used for those with sensitive or delicate skin like small children or elderly patients who commonly have thinner skin. The pores present on the paper tapes are air-permeable and this factor helps the wound heal better.
2. Fabric or cloth tapes - are made of strong and flexible fibers that contract and expand with movement. Medical cloth tapes are usually strong, elastic in nature and able to hold heavier tubing and thick dressings.
3.Perforated polyethylene tape - is a hypo-allergenic, translucent, surgical tape that offers strong adhesion for various medical purposes. It may be used to secure dressing or hold the medical tubing in place. It allows moisture evaporation from the skin while remaining highly breathable.
Smart Medical Buyer offers a large variety of surgical and medical tapes at the best prices available online in India
An extensive range of surgical and white medical tapes are available on SMB from leading manufacturers like 3M Health Care, Datt, Enbee, G Surgiwear, Romsons, Sutures India and Dr.Sabharwals. The types of surgical adhesive tapes available at SMB include microfoam tape , 3M surgical tape , paper tape, medical plaster tape and micropore tape 1 inch width among others. Due to their high demand, some of the products in the medical plaster tape category are available for next-day dispatch. SMB has direct tie-ups with manufacturers and this ensures the superior quality of the products at the best available prices. .