Research Article| Volume 46, ISSUE 6, P538-541, 1993

Pressure developed under pressure garment

  • Yukimasa Sawada
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    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, 53 Hon-cho, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture 036, Japan
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      To study how much pressure develops under a pressure garment, and how to obtain adequate effective pressure for scar treatment, we have used garments in combination with sponge and plastic plates in human volunteers. The pressures increased significantly when a sponge and plastic plate were used beneath the garment compared to pressures using a garment alone. In evaluations in patients with scar tissue on the limb, similar findings resulted.


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