Sterile Impervious Orthopedic Stockinette 1″ x 12″
The vast majority of veterinary surgeons use the “hanging leg” technique for surgeries involving the extremities. The distal leg is wrapped with a sterilized cohesive bandage; the balance of the leg is draped. An article in “Veterinary Surgery” discusses the possibility of strike through contamination and recommends the use of impervious stockinettes. “Evaluation of wraps covering distal aspect of pelvic limbs for prevention of bacterial strike through in an exvivo canine model.” The recommended product is impervious stockinette. This product has a blue rubber Kraton cover standard polyester stockinette with one end sealed closed. It is rolled up and provided sterile in a chevron pouch.