Shear offloading is an all-too-often undervalued component of skin injury prevention & treatment. Traditional diabetic foot ulcer & blister treatment calls on pressure management techniques – material ablation or viscoelastic remolding and padding, to resolve skin trauma. What frequently get’s left behind is the shear component of skin tissue trauma.
In 1998, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies introduced ShearBan® as a new technology in the O&P industry to reduce the coefficient of friction between human skin and any device that comes into direct contact with it (sock, shoe, brace, etc.), effectively eliminating the rubbing component of skin tissue trauma.
Introducing the new ShearBan® Product Guide!
We recently compiled a list of orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic application examples for ShearBan to help you enjoy better fabrication results that saves time, preserves material and ensures clinical success. Download the ShearBan Product Guide. Print version available upon request.
After browsing the ShearBan Product Guide, you’ll have a better understanding of instances when shear offloading should be an essential component of device fabrication & fitting.
For more information about Tamarack’s shear offloading solution, visit www.ShearBan.com.