Over the past few years, manufacturers and healthcare professionals in the specialized field of orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthics and podiatry have begun focusing more intensively on the prevention of diabetic foot wounds, including calluses and plantar foot ulcers. With more advanced product technologies, healthcare providers can more effectively evaluate “at-risk” areas for re-ulceration to prevent skin trauma. The results can be limb & life-saving.
Tamarack® Habilitation Technologies manufactures a unique product called ShearBan® that effectively offloads shear forces in areas where pressure & friction cause erythema, blisters, calluses and ulcers. ShearBan’s unique low friction surface interfaces the skin to protect it from damaging friction & shear stress.
We encourage you to read our new white paper, entitled: Using ShearBan® to Offload Shear on the Diabetic Foot. The document details the importance of shear in the etiology of diabetic foot ulcers, current & prior research & key findings on the subject of shear as well as techniques to effectively prevent & relieve shear-induced skin trauma.
For more information about shear offloading and ShearBan®, visit www.tamarackhti.com
ShearBan® is a product of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. Minneapolis, MN USA.