Role of Textile Materials in Medical Therapies – A Review of Recent Advances
Gokarneshan N*, Sona M Anton, Anandhakrishnan PG, Sathya P and Usha Kumari Ratna
The aim of this paper is to discuss about the textile materials those are used in human medical treatments. The findings of this paper established that some textile materials are also used in physiotherapy and rehabilitation treatments. Natural and synthetic materials are used to prepare health care hygiene products. Bandage gauges, plaster, wound dressing products are known as non-implantable medical textile products those are prepared from textile fibers. Some therapeutic products are also prepared from textile materials. Sutures and ligaments, vascular grafts, artificial skin, artificial cornea, contact lenses, and dental biomaterials are implantable products those are also prepared from textiles. Extra corporal devices like artificial hearts, livers, lungs, kidney are also prepared from textile materials. A lot of sanitary and hygiene products are also prepared from textile materials. Surgical masks, drapes and clothes, surgical gowns, surgical caps, gloves, baby diapers, and sanitary napkins are directly produced from textile materials. The findings of this paper are beneficial to the experts, scholars, and researchers who are involved in medical textiles studies. This paper opens possible ways for scholars to further study in this field.