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garment

 [gahr´ment]
an article of clothing.
pneumatic antishock garment an inflatable garment used to combat shock, stabilize fractures, promote hemostasis and increase peripheral vascular resistance. Called also MAST suit.
Pneumatic antishock garment (MAST suit).
pressure garment a garment that applies continual pressure over large areas of healing skin after burns, trauma, and surgical intervention; worn continually for several months to a year, it limits hypertrophy and contraction of scar tissue.
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He had to wear pressure garments to protect his skin.
The effectiveness of pressure garment therapy for the prevention of abnormal scarring after burn injury : A meta-analysis.
During the first session of the treatment, all the patients were advised to adhere to the pressure garment therapy as the mainstay of treatment.
Patients are asked about the fitting of pressure garments and splint.
You'll need to wear an elastic pressure garment for a few weeks afterwards and will have very small scars.Liposuction isn't meant to be a treatment for obesity - the amount of fat that can be safely removed in one go is limited and you'll just regain the fat afterwards if you're overweight and don't change your lifestyle.
Medical Textiles Market- Medical textiles are used in a myriad of applications ranging from non-implantable goods such as bandages, wound care, pressure garments, prosthetic socks, adhesive tapes, protective eye pads, and orthopedic belts
Our latest project is working with Jobskin, a garment specialist, who make pressure garments for burn scar treatment, post-surgery and Lymphoedema patients, amongst other items.
Pressure garments for use in the treatment of hypertrophic scars-a review of the problems associated with their use.
[47] Although some small-scale studies have demonstrated an absence of positive and negative effect from compression use during exercise on lymphedema, [48] some authors have suggested the use of pressure garments during exercise.
"She's an inspiration and gives me practical advice, such as wearing pressure garments to minimise my scars."