Factors Influencing the Pressure Exerted by a Compressive KnitJaafar Fadhel*, Sahnoun Mehdi and Cheikhrouhou Morched
Textile Research Unit of ISET Ksar Hellel, Ksar Hellel, University of Monastir, Tunisia
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Received Date: July 23, 2012; Accepted Date: September 17, 2012; Published Date: September 24, 2012
Citation: Fadhel J, Mehdi S, Morched C (2012) Factors Influencing the Pressure Exerted by a Compressive Knit. J Textile Sci Eng 2:122. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000122
Copyright: © 2012 Fadhel J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The use of compressive garments for severe burns is usually necessary for a long time. They consist of relatively stiff fabric but very elastic that compresses skin layers in order to flatten them. As the healing of the skin that tends to hypertrophy, the skin is forced to grow up but not by remaining relatively thin. Compression, defined as the pressure applied by a garment on the member burned , depends on a complex interaction between physical properties and manufacture of compressive garment, size and shape of the limb to which it is applied and the wearer’s activity. The compression level is directly proportional to the tension application of the compressive garment and inversely proportional to the size of the member (Laplace’s Law). Thus, there are other factors influenced directly or indirectly to the interface pressure. The change in pressure by muscular activities can have a big effect on the compressed member.