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Customised pressure profiles of made-to-measure sports compression garments

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posted on 2021-10-08, 09:30 authored by Jack Ashby, Martin Lewis, Roberto Sanchis-Sanchis, Caroline Sunderland, Laura BarrettLaura Barrett, John G Morris
The purpose of this study was to make made-to-measure compression garments that elicit pressures within and below clinical standards. The study also examined whether pressures and gradients can be replicated within and between participants’ legs, and between separate compression garment conditions. Ten males volunteered to participate. Based on three-dimensional scans of the participants’ lower body, three different made-to-measure garments were manufactured: control, symmetrical and asymmetrical. Garment pressures were assessed from the malleolus to the gluteal fold using a pressure monitoring device. A root mean squared difference analysis was used to calculate the in vivo linear graduation parameters. Linear regression showed that peak pressure at the ankle in the left and right leg were: control garment, 13.5 ± 2.3 and 12.9 ± 2.6; asymmetrical garment, 12.7 ± 2.5 and 26.3 ± 3.4; symmetrical garment, 27.7 ± 2.2 and 27.5 ± 1.6 (all mmHg, mean ± standard deviation). Pressure reduction from the ankle to the gluteal fold in the left and right leg were: control, 8.9 ± 3.5 and 7.4 ± 3.0; asymmetrical, 7.8 ± 3.9 and 21.9 ± 3.2; symmetrical, 25.0 ± 4.1 and 22.3 ± 3.6 (all mmHg, mean ± standard deviation). Made-to-measure compression garments can be made to elicit pressures within and below clinical standards, and to elicit equivalent pressures and gradients in different participants.

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School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Sports Engineering

Volume

24

Issue

1

Publisher

Springer

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The authors

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This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Springer under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

2021-05-04

Publication date

2021-05-22

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

1369-7072

eISSN

1460-2687

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Laura Barrett. Deposit date: 7 October 2021

Article number

12

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