Custom Made Garments For The Head And Neck


presuure garments Head And Neck

Custom-made pressure garments maintain effective pressure for 2-3 months and then must be replaced. Alternating between several garments will aid in lengthening the life of the garments, although, in some cases of weight change, or spurts of rapid growth in children, more frequent re-measurement and replacement may be necessary.

Inserts
Crown and chin inserts are the most commonly requested insert styles for a head garment. A crown insert to provide conformability over an irregular cranium, and a chin insert to allow the patient to flex the mandible more easily. The nose or the ears may be made of Insert Material also.

Linings
Lining Material may be used to cover the chin for a patient who may experience skin breakdown. The elastic band at the bottom of the neck may also be lined with Lining Material to eliminate rubbing from the slightly coarser edges of the band. This is called a “drapelining”.

Zippers
Face Masks, #32A and #32B, come with a hook & loop closure in the back of the head. Patients may occasionally request that the hook & loop closure be replaced with a zipper.

Additional Options
Ear, eye, mouth, and nasal holes on the face masks and chin straps may be omitted. This may be a very useful option if it is intended to install an orthoplastic or gel device under the garment, using it to hold the device in place. Alternatively, the therapist may wish to cut a hole in order to minimize the area exposed. Our fabrics do not fray or unravel when cut, although some have a tendency to tear at an unfinished opening.

Fabric Content
The fabrics described below are Nylon® Lycra® or Dorlastan® spandex and contain no latex. All pressure ranges are available in all fabric types, however, each fabric has its own stretch properties. A soft fabric with high stretch will “give” more as the patient moves, and may, therefore, be less suitable for large circumferences or very active patients. A heavier stretch-resistant fabric will tend to maintain a more consistent pressure, but may be irritating to sensitive skin. Be sure to indicate the diagnosis on the Order Form.

Regular Material
Default material for adults and children 11 years or older (except head and neck and hand garments, see below). This is a heavy open weave, with a maximum stretch resistance. Regular Material is available in all 30 Bio-Concepts garment colors.

Close Knit Material
Default material for children 10 and under and for elderly patients 75 and older. Also the default fabric for face masks, chin straps, and hand garments. This fabric is very similar to the Regular Matierial, however, the threads are much finer and the weave is slightly more open. Close Knit Material is available in all 30 Bio-Concepts colors.

LuxFab™
Our new LuxFab™ is a wonderful fabric for the vascular patient. It has great three-way stretch and durability. Many patients will benefit from a LuxFab garment in their lymphedema management program.

Soft Material
Patients with extremely sensitive areas of skin may not be ready for Regular Material or even Close Knit fabric. The skin side of our Soft Material is very smooth and the fabric is very light as well. We often construct whole garments of Soft Material for small children and the very elderly. Soft Material is available in all 30 Bio-Concepts colors.

Lining Material
We normally use Lining Material to line the inside of the garment over particularly sensitive areas, such as elbows, axillae, and knees. We can line entire garments as well. The lining material is very soft. Lining Material is available in all 30 Bio-Concepts colors.

Insert Material
Insert Material stretches well in every direction and conforms extremely well to irregular surfaces. Elbows, knees, chins, tops of heads, heels, abdomens, and other sites are good places for inserts. Because Insert Material conforms so well, we also use it to cover stumps and to end a mitten. Insert Material is available in all 30 Bio-Concepts colors.

Silon-TEX®
A revolutionary new material that we incorporate directly into the garment. Silon-TEX is a medical-grade silicone elastomer sheet bonded to a Lycra Spandex fabric. Silon-TEX may be sewn into the garment in virtually any configuration needed to treat troublesome hypertrophic and keloid scars. Typically, Silon-TEX is used as a lining, sewn into the inside of the material of the rest of the garment. Silon-TEX is available only in white.

Forms / Instructions

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All of the Order Forms and Measurement Charts listed below contained in one file.
All of the Order Forms and Measurement Charts listed below contained in one file.

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This should be completed and transmitted with every custom garment order.
Detailed instructions for submitting orders and an example order form.
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All head and neck garments.
Procedures and an example chart.
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To indicate the locations of special linings and other features.
Instructions for illustrating special features.

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