Pressure garment: material matters

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No abstract was required for this invited speech. However, the presentation explained the factors affecting the pressure delivered by pressure garments for burn scar treatment. It showed how the standard practice (in NHS hospitals and some companies) of using a standard reduction factor to calculate garment dimensions resulted in pressures being exerted that ranged from ineffectively low to dangerously high. Slides shown demonstrated the simplicity of using a Pressure Garment Design (PGD) tool to calculate garment dimensions, taking fabric tension profile into account, thus enabling much more consistent pressures to be delivered. The pilot study undertaken with Sheffield Children’s Hospital to evaluate the PGD tool for clinical use was briefly discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2019
Event52nd British Burn Association Annual Meeting: Passing the torch - Queens Hotel, Leeds, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 May 201910 May 2019


Conference52nd British Burn Association Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • pressure garments
  • pressure garment design tool
  • pressure
  • hypertrophic burn scars


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