Adopting the right postoperative care is key to securing the result desired from surgery. A successful procedure does not always guarantee the desired perfect result if you neglect postoperative care.
With the advancement of textile technologies compression garments are being used even more widely and are continually playing an evermore essential part in aiding a comfortable recovery.
PROTECTION FROM INFECTION
Surgical sites need to be well protected, offer support and fixation as well as feel comfortable to wear for the patient. Medical textiles play an important role in the healing process.
Not only does a surgical site need to be protected from the elements it also needs to be kept clean and dry. When a medical textile both provide protection and aid in keeping the surgical site clean the healing process will be much more effective and the patient will undergo a positive reconvalescence.
Medical garments can also aid in the reduction of bleeding and swelling as well as support tender and sore skin. Hereby, the garments can speed up the healing process and provide safety throughout the important post-surgical mobilization period.
Lastly, medical textiles can - when designed properly - increase the blood flow and thereby assist in flushing harmful fluids from the body during the postoperative recovery phase.
FIXATION, COMPRESSION AND SUPPORT
Post op garments offer compression, support and fixation as well as feel comfortable to wear for the patient. Medical textiles play an important role in the healing process.
Surgical sites need to be well protected. Post op bras helps fixates bandages and dressing used during the immediate recovery, to secure they stays in place. Bandages and dressing can be used under the bra, while being fixated by the fit and pressure provided by the compressive bra.
The bras provide a supportive solution to wear during the healing period, helping to keep the breast immobile and stabilized as the incision is healing. Keeping the breast safe fixated to avoid movement that can inflict wound, providing safety throughout the important post-surgical mobilization period,
The compressive function of the bras provides great support after the surgical procedure. Carefix carries a bra line-up with different models in different levels of compression from high to light compression, to secure that the right solution is available your recovery. Compression can feel uncomfortable for the patient, and therefore a gradual lowering of the compression level can be advantageous to the healing process as well as the overall well-being of the patient.
ADDIONAL ASPECTS TO CONSIDER
Using seamless design and soft fabrics in postoperative medical textiles is ideal in the postsurgical stage because they offer support and full freedom of movement without restricting or irritating sensitive tissue. Moreover, when the patient is bedridden seams and harder fabrics can cause bedsores and an overall feeling of discomfort to the patient.
All of the above factors are important aspects to consider, when choosing the right fabric, design and manufacturer of your medical garments. We are here to help you when designing your medical garments portfolio – please feel free to reach out.
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.
WHY USE COMPRESSION ZONES
IN POSTOPERATIVE BRAS?
Postsurgical bras designed with targeted compression provide the necessary compression and support exactly where needed. The result can be achieved by knitting support zones knitted into the products. These allows to apply compression to the intended area targeted at on wounds, scar tissue and post-surgical swollen tissue.
These zones are specially designed into each product based on medical indications. By providing targeted compression and support, the bras not only fixate and support the breasts after surgery, but also create optimal conditions for improved wound healing and pain relief all leading to increased comfort and faster recovery.
Furthermore, the compression and support zones on the sides and the back of the bra serve as support as well as posture correction.
At Tytex we have refined and developed this technology for more than five decades. To learn more about our way of addressing compression keep reading.