Outcomes of lower limb 3D scanning and compression hosiery

Stephen-Haynes, J. and Toner, L. (2012) Outcomes of lower limb 3D scanning and compression hosiery. Wounds UK, 8 (1). pp. 28-34. ISSN 17466814 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Aims: To evaluate the effect of bespoke compression hosiery (Advanced Therapeutic Materials Ltd) on patients who require compression therapy for leg ulceration. Methods: An evaluation of clinical outcomes in 16 patients, eight with confirmed venous disease and eight with healed ulceration for whom standard hosiery does not fit, stay in place or is not tolerated. The patients were scanned using a hand-held 3D imaging unit to determine the size and shape of their lower limb. The generation of a 3D image and a pressure map is used to produce bespoke hosiery, and to calculate limb volume. Results: All of the patients were able to wear their hosiery and over the course of the study eight patients ulcers improved and eight patients' legs were maintained. Conclusion: Bespoke compression hosiery exerts sufficient interface pressure and may be used in the prevention and treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. Declaration of interest: No sponsorship has been provided for this study. Advanced Therapeutic Materials Ltd provided the scanning machine and personnel to scan the patients' legs. They also provided the bespoke hosiery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bespoke hosiery, Compression, Prevention, Venous ulcers, article, clinical effectiveness, compression garment, cost effectiveness analysis, evidence based medicine, human, leg ulcer, systematic review, three dimensional imaging
Subjects: B800 Medical Technology
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 10:25
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 10:25
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2282

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