Orthotics and prosthetics make up a sizable portion of the textile component industry. With applications ranging from artificial prosthetics to wrist braces, the materials used must not only be durable but also flexible and comfortable for the end users.
What are Orthotics and Prosthetics?
Orthotics and prosthetics consist of various medical items which help an injured individual heal from injury or provide them with artificial limbs. Examples of orthotics include leg braces, knee braces, wrist braces, shoe insoles, and other support-providing items. Common prosthetics include artificial arms, legs, knees, and hands.
Uses of Textile Components in Medical Applications
Textile components are used in various applications across the medical field. With end products of everything from patient compression apparel to securing patient charts, component usages range from disposable items to long-term multi-use items.
End product examples which use Huazheng components include:
- Fabric and elastic for flexible compression support
- Sew-on hook and loop fasteners for rigid leg and knee braces
- Webbing for strapping and securing orthotics
- Adhesive hook and loop fasteners for securing items in hospital rooms