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

HCPCS code

Name of the Procedure:

Conforming Bandage Application: Non-Elastic, Knitted/Woven, Sterile, Width ≥ 5 Inches (HCPCS Code A6447)


This procedure involves the application of a sterile, non-elastic, knitted or woven conforming bandage that is at least five inches wide. These bandages are used to support and protect injuries or surgical sites, ensuring they remain clean and immobilized as needed.


Conforming bandages are designed to:

  • Protect wounds from contamination.
  • Maintain a sterile environment to promote healing.
  • Reduce swelling by providing gentle compression.
  • Support injured or surgical sites to prevent further damage.


  • Acute or chronic wounds requiring sterile dressing.
  • Post-surgical sites needing protection and support.
  • Injuries like sprains or strains that benefit from immobilization.
  • Conditions requiring non-elastic bandages due to sensitivity or specific medical protocols.


  • Clean and disinfect the area needing the bandage.
  • Ensure the patient is in a comfortable position.
  • Gather all necessary materials, including the sterile bandage, scissors, and any adhesive or tape.
  • Confirm that there are no allergies to the bandage materials.

Procedure Description

  1. Clean the Area: Begin by cleaning the wound or surgical site with appropriate antiseptic solutions.
  2. Dry the Area: Pat the area dry with sterile gauze to ensure the bandage adheres properly.
  3. Prepare the Bandage: Open the sterile packaging of the non-elastic bandage.
  4. Apply the Bandage:
    • Start at one end of the wound or surgical site, carefully wrapping the bandage around the limb or body part.
    • Ensure each layer slightly overlaps the previous one to provide consistent coverage without gaps.
  5. Secure the Bandage: Once the desired area is covered, secure the end with medical tape or an adhesive bandage.


The procedure typically takes 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size and complexity of the area being bandaged.


This procedure can be performed in various settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Doctor's offices
  • Home care settings (under professional supervision)


  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Medical assistants (under supervision)

Risks and Complications

  • Common Risks: Skin irritation, pressure sores if too tight.
  • Rare Risks: Infection if the bandage becomes contaminated or improperly applied, allergic reactions to bandage materials.


  • Provides a sterile environment promoting faster wound healing.
  • Reduces risk of infection.
  • Helps in managing swelling and providing support to injured areas.
  • Comfortably conforms to body contours.


  • Follow physician’s instructions regarding bandage care.
  • Regularly check the bandage for tightness or signs of infection.
  • Change the bandage as recommended (usually daily or every other day).
  • Schedule follow-up appointments to monitor healing progress.


  • Elastic bandages: Provide more compression but may not be suitable for all patients.
  • Adhesive dressings: Easier to apply but may not offer the same level of support.
  • Compression garments: Provide uniform compression, often used for managing chronic swelling.

Patient Experience

During the procedure, patients might feel mild pressure as the bandage is applied. Post-procedure, they may experience better support and reduced pain in the injured area. Pain management typically includes over-the-counter pain relief medications as recommended. Regular check-ups ensure that the bandage remains effective and comfortable.

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