Pressure Garments. A Manual on their Design and Fabrication by Joanne Pratt

By Joanne Pratt

Using strain clothing has lengthy been well-known as a profitable technique of coping with hypertrophic scarring following burn wound therapeutic, lymphoedema and stump oedema. This handbook offers directions within the fabrication of strain clothing to supply potent and constant effects

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Trim excess gusset from each fingertip. 4g. Sew final side seam, from the forearm edge to the tip of the thumb. 4h. 7). 7 Completed glove 5· W e b s p a c e r 5a. You may encounter patients who have scarring in the web spaces between their fingers. Scarring here can affect hand function quite markedly. A glove may not be adequate to apply pressure to this area on its own. 8 is made from a wrist cuff of webbing material with a fastening of Velcro (not shown). Lengths of elastic (or Lycra fabric), measured directly on the patient's hand, are sewn to the wrist cuff.

Sewing t h e g a r m e n t 4a. Measure the length of the front torso fabric piece from mid-neck­ line to mid-baseline to determine the zipper length required. Centre and insert an open-ended zipper to the right side of the front torso piece of fabric. Cut away the fabric underneath the zipper and insert a backing strip (see Chapter 2). 4b. To insert a sleeve, match length line 1 of the raglan sleeve top to the corresponding length line 1 of the front torso piece. 9). 4c. Repeat this step with the back torso piece.

4 Sleeve pattern 2h. Torso p a t t e m Using the axilla-greater trochanter length line, draw a vertical line onto a large blank piece of paper with a mler. 2i. Mark this line Axilla (at the top end) and Baseline (for the mid­ point between the greater trochanters). This will be referred to as length line 2'. 2j. In this pattem, the adjusted circumferential measurements are plotted horizontally so that they are bisected by the vertical length line. This can be achieved by dividing each adjusted circumfer­ ential measurement in half.

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