HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Manchester unveils made to measure medical stockings

The University of Manchester's William Lee Innovation Centre (WLIC) will today unveil a new medical system which knits made to measure compression stockings.

The system, known as Scan2Knit, will be used to treat patients suffering from venous diseases such as leg ulcers and may potentially be used to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis.

Approximately 450,000 people in the UK are prone to leg ulcers and 130,000 elderly patients have active ulcers at any one time.

Currently the only treatment for venous leg ulcers is to apply constant pressure by tightly wrapping elastic bandages around the affected area of the leg. These are often uncomfortable and have to be applied by trained medical staff weekly.

The Scan2Knit system produces stockings made from unique combination of fibres designed for comfort which can be slipped on and off like conventional stockings.

The system uses a 3D limb scanner to measure the size and shape of the lower leg and foot. This information is then transmitted to a dedicated electronic knitting machine in the WLIC which produces a bespoke stocking designed to apply a prescribed three-dimensional pressure profile to the leg.

Dr Tilak Dias, Head of the WLIC, said: "Sustained graduated compression is the key to healing a venous ulcer. Currently this involves four layers of compression bandaging which needs to be reapplied weekly or twice weekly.

"Scan2Knit allows the doctor to prescribe the desired pressures for differing clinical applications. It produces a bandage which is seamless, fits precisely and can be delivered to the clinic for simple fitting."

The Scan2Knit system has been developed in partnership with the Vascular Studies Unit at South Manchester University Hospital which is directed by Professor Charles McCollum and with major funding from the Wellcome Trust.

Dr Dias added: "The substantial cost of dressings and bandages is small compared with the time commitment for hig
'"/>

Contact: Simon Hunter
simon.hunter@manchester.ac.uk
01-612-758-387
University of Manchester
18-Apr-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Free our data? -- Manchester
2. HIV drug could be used to prevent cervical cancer, say University of Manchester researchers
3. Manchester academic to tell conferences: Child abuse can cause schizophrenia
4. Tomorrows medical researchers to be nurtured in Manchester
5. Manchester oral health pioneer wins second major honour in six months
6. UKs first professor of teenage and young adult cancer appointed in Manchester
7. University of Manchester launches new anti-MRSA product
8. Study unveils how West Nile virus evades immune defenses, points to vaccine development
9. 2006 European eHealth Conference and Exhibition unveils in Malaga, Spain
10. NIDA unveils campaign to send teens the message
11. Research unveils new, reliable approach to drug delivery for cancer patients

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Bill Mull Agencies, ... owners in and around central Kansas, is joining the Youth Horizons organization for ... region. , Headquartered in Wichita, Youth Horizons works to empower area children from ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... ... Kenall Manufacturing, a leader in sealed healthcare lighting for more than 30 ... sealed, LED luminaire that meets the needs of everyone in the patient room by ... , A 2’ x 4’ model features four modes: reading, ambient, standard and high ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... OC87 Recovery Diaries ... schizophrenic mother in a unique, personal perspective through animation. , That woman ... addictive disorders at her private psychotherapy practice. Sheri’s mother, Pearl, lived with schizophrenia. ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 07, 2016 , ... Castle Dermatology Institute is now offering liquid facelifts with ... youthful appearance to the face. Dr. Peyman Ghasri and Dr. Pedram Ghasri, San ... treatments, to rejuvenate and renew the facial appearance. , Sculptra is a highly ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Fl (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... When it came time to blow ... heart. Just 40 minutes later, the Pediatric Heart Transplant team at Joe DiMaggio ... making the Weston teen the hospital’s 30th heart transplant recipient. , “He was playing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... DALLAS , Dec. 8, 2016 Dignitana, ... an exclusive partnership with Boa® Technology, creator of the ... fit cap for use with the DigniCap® scalp cooling ... Drug Administration in December 2015, and is the first ... The DigniCap® scalp cooling system features a patented ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016  Economic growth in the United States ... supply management executives in their December 2016 Semiannual Economic ... recovery that began in mid-2009, as indicated in the ... ® . The manufacturing sector is optimistic about growth ... manufacturing industries, and the non-manufacturing sector indicates that 14 ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... PUNE, India , December 8, 2016 According ... (Diagnostic (Heart, Pulse, BP, Sleep, Fetal), Therapeutic (Pain, Insulin)), End Use (Sports, ... to 2021", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global market, in terms of value, ... in 2016, at a CAGR of 18.0% during the forecast period. ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: