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Conforming bandage, non-elastic, knitted/woven, non-sterile, width greater than or equal to 5 inches, per yard

HCPCS code

Name of the Procedure:

Conforming Bandage, Non-Elastic, Knitted/Woven, Non-Sterile, Width ≥ 5 Inches, Per Yard (HCPCS Code: A6444)

Common Name: Conforming Bandage
Technical Terms: Non-Elastic Conforming Bandage, Knitted/Woven Bandage, Non-Sterile Large Width Bandage


A conforming bandage is a large, flexible, non-elastic medical cloth used to wrap around an injured or affected body part. It is designed to stay in place, adapt to body contours, and provide even pressure without constricting circulation.


Medical Conditions:
  • Wounds
  • Sprains and strains
  • Post-operative dressings
  • Securement of primary dressings
  • Protect and cover injuries or surgical sites
  • Reduce swelling
  • Secure dressings in place
  • Aid in the immobilization of body parts


  • Application over a primary dressing to secure and protect the site
  • Providing support and compression to sprains, strains, and other injuries
  • Use in post-operative care to cover and protect incisions


  • Ensure the area is clean and dry
  • Gather necessary supplies: bandage, scissors, and any primary dressing material
  • Patient should be in a comfortable position, with the affected area accessible

Procedure Description

  1. Assess the injury and determine the appropriate amount of bandage needed.
  2. Cut a suitable length of the bandage per yard as required.
  3. Position the bandage over the primary dressing or directly on the wound if using alone.
  4. Wrap the bandage around the area, ensuring it conforms to the body contours without being too tight.
  5. Secure the end of the bandage with medical tape or clips.

Tools and Equipment: Scissors, medical tape or clips.
Anesthesia: Not applicable.


The application of the bandage typically takes 5-10 minutes, depending on the size and location of the area being treated.


This procedure can be performed in various settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, surgical centers, or at home with proper instruction.


  • Nurses
  • Physicians or Surgeons
  • Medical Assistants
  • Trained caregivers or patients themselves, under guidance

Risks and Complications

  • Common Risks: Skin irritation, allergic reaction to materials
  • Rare Risks: Poor circulation if applied too tightly, increased infection risk if not properly cleaned and maintained


  • Immediate protection and support to the affected area
  • Reduced swelling and discomfort
  • Enhanced healing environment by keeping the wound secure


  • Post-Procedure Care: Regular inspection and reapplication of the bandage as needed. Keep the area clean and dry.
  • Recovery Time: Varies based on underlying condition; typically days to weeks.
  • Restrictions: Avoid getting the bandage wet, follow-up with healthcare provider if signs of infection or complications arise.


  • Elastic Bandages: Provide flexibility and compression but may constrict circulation.
  • Compression Garments: Offer consistent compression but might not conform as well to body contours.
  • Adhesive Dressings: Stick directly to the skin but are not reusable and can cause skin irritation upon removal.

Pros and Cons: Conforming bandages are reusable, non-elastic, and conform well to body shapes, but need careful application to avoid poor circulation.

Patient Experience

  • During Procedure: Mild discomfort as the bandage is applied.
  • After Procedure: Generally comfortable, although may feel slight constriction. Pain is managed with appropriate pain relief measures, and patients should monitor for any signs of complications.

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