Sacrum pressure ulcers continue to account for a significant proportion of total pressure ulcers, especially in community and home care settings.
When the sacrum area is frequently subjected to friction and shear, the different tissue layers and blood vessels are distorted, which first manifests itself as redness and inflammation (pre-stage 1 and stage 1 pressure ulcers).
The Parafricta® undergarments are made using a highly breathable, silk-like fabric - with ultra-low coefficients of dynamic and static friction that reduces the risk of shear-related skin breakdown. They protect the sacrum, buttocks and hip.
The Parafricta® undergarments are an integral part of the NICE pathway for Pressure Ulcer prevention and treatment. The Parafricta® undergarments are also available on Drug Tariff (FP10 prescription).