Undergarments Information

Low friction fabric undergarments to aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers (bedsores)

Parafricta® Undergarments are made using a 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 sweating can also lead to skin breakdown and dermatitis exacerbated by friction (intertrigo). 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-category 1 and category 1 pressure ulcers) and may progress to blistering and ulceration (category 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 breakdown conditions.

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 pull up the slip-on styles.

For more information please read the Undergarment Leaflet or follow the link to the Promotional Video (COMING SOON).

Detailed Instructions for Use, Size Selection, Washing Instructions and Product Specifications can be found in our User Guides.  These are also available in several languages.

Health and Care professionals can follow the link to the Training Video (COMING SOON)