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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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Irrespectively, pressure garments are still used at Tygerberg Hospital due to the subjective and clinical experiences of doctors, therapists and patients that the garments work and assist in attaining a functional outcome.
Pressure garments not only prevent and control scarring but also regress advanced scarring by applying counter (external) pressure (3) which decreases the inflammatory response and the amount of blood in the scar.
Once wounds are healed, proper custom-made pressure garments can be applied.
It is recommended that pressure garments be worn at all times, and that they are removed only for bathing and laundering.
In conjunction with pressure garments, holistic scar management should include active exercise, hard and soft splinting (progressing from static to dynamic) (Figs 4-8), inserts, silicone gel sheets, elastomer putty and scar massage.
Direct measurements of cutaneous pressures generated by pressure garments.
Both massage and pressure garments combat the hypersensitivity of the scar.
She spent two weeks in hospital, had two skin grafts and will have to wear pressure garments on both hands for 23 hours a day for two years.
Now I've been told I'll probably only have to wear pressure garments for a year, instead of the two years doctors originally thought.
She has scars on her hands, shoulders and back and still wears pressure garments on the lumpy red scars on both sides of her face.
He has to wear special pressure garments over his burns and will need skin grafts until he grows up.