Thanks to all who replied. I did receive the details and materials specifics I was looking for and reassurance that this is still a viable treatment. In fact, those who commented on the differences in rigid burn mask vs compression garment outcomes felt that the rigid mask is far more effective. Makes me wonder why compression garment use is so much more prevalent? Perhaps a matter of fabrication equipment / facility availability to those most commonly providing theses services.
Specifically, how many OTs or compression garment fitters have direct access to vacuum forming technology?
Wondering if anyone recalls any studies, papers, etc. comparing outcomes for these two approaches to burn management where the potential for “bridging” of the elastic compression garments over irregular contours, etc.?
Andy Wolfe, CO
Director, “The Brace Place”
University of Nebraska Medical Center