Pressure garments for use in the treatment of hypertrophic scars - An evaluation of current construction techniques in NHS hospitals

Lisa Macintyre, Margot Baird

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Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to establish the variety of pressure garment construction methods and materials used in UK hospitals. This paper reports an investigation conducted in two parts. First, a survey of pressure garment practitioners was conducted and second, 15 of the fabrics currently used in UK hospitals were tested. The results showed that the pressures exerted by pressure garments constructed in UK hospitals were likely to range from ineffectively low to dangerously high. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalBurns
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

Keywords

  • Construction techniques
  • Current practice
  • Fabrics
  • Laplace law
  • NHS
  • Pressure garments
  • Pressures
  • Survey

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