Thin Skin Protection Socks

Full length below the knee protection socks

The patented DERMATUff socks or leg protectors for protection against skin tears, skin flaps and cuts are made from impact resistant yarns purpose spun from a hard aramid, Kevlar® by DuPont together with Nylon and a specialist weaving system. The weaving system utilises the purpose spun yarn to create a flat woven base with the yarn also 'looped' through it producing a mesh of loops on the inside of the stocking and a flat, slightly ribbed surface on the outside.
The feet of the socks are made from 'stretchy' cotton and will fit any size of foot. Three different sizes are available; Small, Medium, Medium-Wide and Large.

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The looping creates a cushioning and impact resistant effect and the purpose spun yarn further impact, cut, tear and abrasion resistance. The combination of the materials and construction work in a similar manner to body armour.

The socks do not contain any 'compression' as required by patients with Oedema, Lymphoedema or Vascular problems. However the elasticized nylon creates stretchiness so that the socks will fit a wide range of leg diameters within each size without applying excess pressure and the top band is soft so that the pressure is less and therefore is not restrictive. The stockings are shaped in order to fit the leg as well as possible.

The socks are designed for multiple usages with washing between each usage. Above 180 washings the socks may begin to loose their efficacy. This would equate to one year's use if just two pairs are used and washed after each day's usage.

Size Selection

Select the obvious sock size based on your normal shoe size.

Measure the circumference in centimetres of your leg just above your ankle bone.

If this suggests a different sock size then consider a larger or smaller size.

Consider whether your ankle and calf dimensions are of normal proportions to each other.

If your calf size is wider than normal decide on a larger sock size

If your calf size is narrower than normal decide on a smaller sock size


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Australian Standards have been developed to ensure equipment meets recognised safety and reliability criteria. To achieve this status, equipment must pass a series of tests in which it is put under difficult conditions that are designed to be similar to those that the child or adult may face when the equipment is used. For example, wheelchairs are tested for safhas gained Australian Standard acceptance, it provides a sense of satisfaction and reassurance that it is safe to be used and will do the job.

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