Undergarments to aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers (bedsores, pressure injuries)
Parafricta® Undergarments are made using a smart, strong, breathable, silk-like, low-friction, proprietary fabric that reduces the risk of friction and shear-related skin breakdown on the sacrum, buttocks and hips.
Despite the use of pressure relieving mattresses and cushions, the trunk area remains vulnerable to skin breakdown caused by frictions and associated shear. This is because people may repeatedly slide down the chair, wheelchair or bed. Moisture associated with incontinence or sweating can also lead to skin breakdown and dermatitis exacerbated by friction. When subjected to friction and the associated internal shearing, the cells and tissues of the trunk begin to break down, which first manifests itself as redness and inflammation (pre-stage 1 and stage 1 pressure ulcers) and may progress to blistering and ulceration (stage 2+ pressure ulcers).
Parafricta® Undergarments provide a comfortable way to protect the sacrum, buttocks and hips from the risk of friction and shear-related pressure ulcers and other skin conditions exacerbated by friction.
There are three types of undergarment which are all washable and reusable. The boxer and brief styles are both slip on. There is also a VELCRO® brand closure brief style for patients that would find it difficult to get into the slip-on styles.
These models may be prescribed and are available from our online store. For more information please see the online User Guide.