Many years of experience and medical know-how in the field of medical garments, has formed our insight into compression and support. This know-how is applied every time a new bra is developed.
Bras from Tytex apply the ZoneTech® technology and each bra contains different knitting structures and has its own completely unique knitting structures. These different knitting structures are also referred to as compression and support zones.
ILLUSTRATING THE VARIOUS KNITTING STRUCTURES
To clearly illustrate the different knitting structures in the bras graphically, we use colors. The colors together with the numbers 1-6 indicate the flexibility, i.e. the compression and support ability of the knitted structure:
The lower the number the lesser flexibility in the knitting structure, resulting in firm and stable compression zones in the bras when needed (firm knitting structure for compression). The higher the number the more flexibility in the knitting structure enabling the fabric to offer the right support and freedom of movement when needed (loose knitting structure for support and flexibility). Between firm knitting structures and loose knitting structures, we have so-called transitional knitting structures.
The knitting structures together form an essential part of each bra resulting in increased comfort and for the creation of a smooth body profile.
THE REALLY UNIQUE
FEATURES OF OUR GARMENTS
The textile will adapt to the body shape at all times ensuring that the product will provide the necessary compression needed for recovery, as well as the best possible comfort at all times during prolonged wear.
Targeted compression and fixation means that our products are designed to provide the necessary compression and fixation exactly where needed. By controlling compression on the wound area, the healing process advances faster and patient comfort is hightened. The compression zones are specially designed into each product based on indication.
For optimum healing, the surgery site needs rest. That is why our products are designed to guarantee no seams in the wound or scar area and at any other critical sites of the applied area. This provides maximum skin friendliness and prevents pressure marks, as well as irritation of skin and tissue.
When it comes to medical textiles and post-op garments, no size fits all. That is why we base all our sizes on three parametres; statistical body knowledge, comfort stretch measurements and extensive knowledge and experience with the combination of knitting methods in different materials. The combination of these 3 parameters defines our size defintion, ensuring perfect fit at all times.
Every single bra is designed with integrated and specifically targeted support and compression zones (Tytex ZoneTech®). The zones consist of differentiated knitting structures, ranging from loose to firm. The location of the zones is based on indication for use as well as surgeons' and nurses' preferences. Each individual zone is placed to target and accommodate medical requirements for the best surgical result and the most comfortable recovery period. By differentiating the compression and support zones, allows the garment to optimally follow the contours of the body and target compression and support to the treated site.
A UNIQUE FEATURE UNIQUELY ILLUSTRATED
The way Tytex work with our knitting technique by adding precisely targeted compression zones into our products is quite unique. However, it can be rather difficult to explain and illustrate the position, function and the difference the compression zones make when looking at a finished white or black product.
Therefore, to illustrate a rather complex feature as simple as possible, we have invented the colour coding. By using different colouring of the zones we highlight where the compression zones are placed at the products and furthermore, each colour indicates the level of compression used (level 1-6 where 1 is highest level).
We call this Tytex ZoneTech®. The visualisation of compression zones demonstrates very clearly the targeted compression of a particular bra.
We use Tytex ZoneTech® in both our product drawings and in physical ZoneTech® bras, which are 100% identical to the finished bras, but with coloured yarns knitted into the zones for demonstration.
As can be seen, ZoneTech® is a registered trademark by Tytex and ll the ZoneTech® product drawings hold a design registration as well.
FACTORS INFLUENCING CHOICE WHEN DECIDING ON APPROPRIATE BRA
One of the many factors influencing the choice of an appropriate bra is the level of compression. Bras in the Carefix range differ in level of compression and also some are more compressive than others in specific areas than other areas. This is completely intentional, as the choice of bra depends on the bra’s ability to exert compression on the treated site. Sometimes, support is more important than compression, validating the need for supportive bras with light compression only. However, the type of bra recommended for each patient could with benefit be assessed by a healthcare professional such as a surgeon or nurse, mainly because of the professional expertise. The bra design as well as compression level preferences may vary based on clinical indication and specific characteristics of the person intended to wear the bra.
SIZE INFLUENCE COMPRESSION LEVEL
It is important to know that if a surgeon or nurse prefers a bra from compression level 1-2 for several clinical reasons, it is always an option to adjust level of compression through choice of size, as compression levels are also influenced by the bra's size.
Moreover, an overall higher level of compression can be obtained by choosing a smaller sized bra as well as a lower level of compression can be obtained by choosing a larger size. This ensures that the overall compression level of a Carefix bra does not prevent the wearer as well as the wearers surgeon or nurse from choosing any bra of preference.
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