Cohesive bandage

A self-adhering bandage or cohesive bandage (coban)[1] is a type of bandage or wrap that coheres to itself but does not adhere well to other surfaces.

Cohesive bandage
AcronymCoban
SynonymsSelf-adhering bandage

Coban is commonly used as a wrap on limbs because it will stick to itself and not loosen. Due to its elastic qualities, coban is often used as a compression bandage.[2]

It is used both on humans and animals. For animal use, it is marketed under a variety of trade names such as "Vetrap" by 3M. It is commonly used on horses and other animals because it will not stick to hair so it is easily removed.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ Dorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations, 7e
  2. ^ Dermatology (4 ed.). Elsevier. 2018. pp. 2462–2477.
  3. ^ Crabbe, Barb. "Wrap Right!". Horse&Rider. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Equine First Aid - Bandaging a Horse". Horse Journals. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  5. ^ Barakat, Christine. "How to Wrap a Hoof Injury". The Horse Owner's Resource. Retrieved 23 April 2019.