Effect of fabric elongation on the making up of pressure garments

Saufun Ng, Xinfen Wu, Chi Leung Hui, Ciliang Xu

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Abstract

Pressure garments are widely used in Hong Kong and many other countries for burn rehabilitation. These garments are mainly made of elastic Lycra fabrics and tailor-made to individual patient's measurement to provide an appropriate amount of skin-garment interface pressure for medical treatment. However, the fabric tension would be reduced due to fabric elongation under prolonged period of stress, and thus the skin-garment interface pressure cannot be maintained after repeated use of the garment. This paper aims to study the behaviour of fabric elongation of the fabrics commonly used for making pressure garments in U.K. and/or Hong Kong. Attempts to correct the existing practice of drafting the pressure garments have been made for providing a more effective clinical treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Dong Hua University (English Edition)
Volume15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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