[Elasticity and mechanism of action of bandage material in compression bandages].
Robert F. Schmitz
Zeitschrift fur Hautkrankheiten
Supportive bandages without elasticity (e.g. UNNA's-boats) aid the blood lift into the deep veins. Well-stretching bandages result in a more difficult return into the superficial veins. This may be demonstrated by photoplethysmography (PPG).
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Structure of superficial vein
Structure of deep vein
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