Medical Applications — Moisture
Posted by Stephen Playford on
Wool Pile The Secret to the Therapeutic Value of Sheepskin It is the wool fibres, each individually held intact by the tanned skin of the sheep, which contribute to the woolskin's value as a medical product. Interfaced between patient and bed, they reduce pressure, friction and moisture - the primary causes of pressure sores. Pressure sores are a result of tissue breakdown due to prolonged compression of tissue and the subsequent reduction of capillary blood flow in tissue between skeletal prominences and the body's external environment. The causes are pressure at susceptible sites, friction or shear forces at the point...
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- Tags: Friction, Moisture, Shearing, Temperature