Elastic fabrics for the treatment of hypertrophic scars - comfort and colour

L. McIntyre, C. Mitchell, M. Baird, P. Weedall

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Hypertrophic scars frequently develop following serious burn injuries or from other wounds whose edges cannot be sutured together. Since the 1970s, pressure garments have been used in hospitals worldwide. Normally the garments are custom-made from elastic fabrics. This article looks at the fabrics used in the production of such garments, which include: 1x1 rib weft knits; plain weft knit; sleeknit fabric; and power net fabrics the fabrics have to have particular properties as they have to be worn by patients on a long term basis, they must be comfortable, breathable and have low thermal resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalTechnical Textiles International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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