depends not only on medication but also on suitable dressing materials.
Dressings should be easy to apply, should be painless on removal, should create
the optimal environment for wound-healing, and should require fewer dressing
changes, thereby reducing nursing time. Wound-dressing materials are mainly
classified as absorbent and non-absorbent, depending on the type of fibers
used. Dressings vary with the type of wound and wound management.
are used in medical science in different ways from Wound care material to new
prosthetic non-allergic devices. In today's health care environment, textile
products are finding innovative applications which were not imaginable just few
years ago. The importance of textile materials in medical field is created to
their excellent physical properties, such as strength, extensibility,
flexibility, suppleness, air and moisture permeability and wicking .
textiles account for a huge market owing to the widespread need for them, in
the hospital, hygiene, and health care sectors. There has been a sharp increase
in the use of natural as well as synthetic fibers for producing various medical
products. A forecast says that, the annual growth of medical-textile products
were likely to be around 10% during the year 19992000.
S.K. Laga and Apurva Darne are associated with the D.K.T.E.'S Textile &
Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji - 416115 (M.H), India
This article was
originally published in the New Cloth Market, March, 2013 issue.