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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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The effectiveness of pressure garment therapy for the prevention of abnormal scarring after burn injury : A meta-analysis.
Patients were considered in either of the two groups of treatment; one group treated with pressure garment and Silicone as the control group and the other group with who were treated with exercise and physiotherapy as the case group.
Most of the patients used the splintage and pressure garment for a year, however 2 cases of neck contracture refused the cervical collar but no recurrence was found in these cases.
The best management of hypertrophic scarring and contractures involves prevention, splintage, active and passive physiotherapy, oil massage, pressure garments and appropriately timed surgery.
The pressure garments used had to be described in detail (trademark, model, size) to allow precise identification and allow us to purchase it to evaluate the pressures really exerted.
Elasticated Net (Special Bandage) and Pressure Garments.
Scaffolder Ian and dental nurse Laura have to spend several hours each day dressing Emmy's wounds with pressure garments, a face mask and a splint and have not been Andrew and in the fire at able to return to work since the blaze in June.
Pressure garments - Pressure garments and stockings help immensely in post operative conditions.
Even though a year has elapsed since this accident, Nishant still needs to wear pressure garments ( tight fitting plastic or rubber garments) till his wounds heal completely.
But he has to wear pressure garments to stop his scars swelling, needs intensive physiotherapy and is likely to need more grafts as he grows.