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stockinet

(stŏk″ĭ-nĕt′)
A tubular woven material of uniform size that is open at both ends. It is used to hold bandages in place or to place uniform protection on a leg, finger, arm, or other part of an extremity, or to line a cast. A variant is termed “bias” stockinet and comes in a roll of different widths.

stockinet

closely woven cotton material used extensively by surgeons mostly in the form of cylinders (e.g. Tubegauze) as a draping technique for surgery, as an undercoat for a plaster cast and as a means of keeping dressings in place on a limb.
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The toe decreases begin now and are similar to the gusset decreases except that the ribbing will now be knit in stockinet and Needle #2 will have decreases in it, also.
Wearers of the new 3M Scotchcast Wet or Dry padding and stockinet can now shower, bathe, swim or use a whirlpool without covering their casts.
3M Scotchcast Wet or Dry padding and stockinet is used under 3M fiberglass casting tape and sheds water to help wearers feel comfortably dry within one to three hours.
After a broken bone has been diagnosed by a doctor and a cast is indicated, a clinician usually applies padding and stockinet before applying the casting tape which gives the cast its rigid features for immobilizing the injury.
But now, 3M Scotchcast Wet or Dry padding and stockinet shed water and perspiration after bathing, resulting in less cast odor.