Natural wool felt provides comfort and protection in the manufacture of orthopaedic products.
Natural wool felt has proved to be a versatile and valuable material in many application areas, and the orthopaedic sector is one of them.
In this perhaps little-known field, wool felt is widely used in cases where patients need treatment that requires compression bandaging, immobilisation of a limb by splinting or dressings that exert constant pressure on an area of the body. In these cases, wool felt is an excellent material for absorbing excess pressure and providing comfort and convenience for the patient.
Natural wool felt is a material that offers significant advantages in the orthopaedic sector due to its softness, flexibility and ability to adapt to treatments in traumatology, podiatry and other specialities. It is used in devices that provide support, firmness and stability to patients suffering from injuries or disabilities. In these cases, wool felt helps to provide the necessary protection safety and comfort.
According to data from the International Association of Orthotic and Prosthetic Manufacturers (IAOPA), the manufacture of prostheses and orthopaedic appliances has grown steadily in recent years. In Europe, it is estimated that the orthopaedic devices market will be worth around €30 billion by 2030.
The main advantages of wool felt in orthopaedics.
- Comfort: natural wool felt is soft to the touch, providing comfort for patients who need orthopaedic devices. Its smooth texture prevents chafing and rubbing, helping to make a more pleasant user experience.
- Adaptability: wool felt is highly adaptable to different shapes and sizes depending on the needs of each patient. Adaptability is essential for manufacturing customised prostheses and splints, where each part needs to fit precisely and comfortably.
- Breathability: natural wool felt allows air to circulate, helping to keep the skin dry and fresh. This property is particularly beneficial in cases of heavy perspiration or sensitive skin, as it prevents moisture build-up and minimises the risk of irritation.
The use of wool felt in chiropody.
The field of chiropody is where our material is most widely used in applications such as protective discs or dressings for bunion sufferers.
According to epidemiological studies, it is estimated that around 23% of adults over 18 years old suffer from bunions to some extent.
Protective discs made from natural wool felt have become an effective solution for alleviating symptoms and providing adequate protection for the affected area.
When treating podiatric problems such as bunions, natural wool felt is used as padding in the manufacture of protective discs placed on the feet, protecting the affected area from friction and absorbing the shocks and strains that occur when walking or performing any other physical activity.
These protective discs act as a flexible barrier between the shoe and the affected area, relieving pressure and providing extra protection that contributes to greater well-being and prevention of poor postural habits that are potential triggers for further problems in the toe and ankle joints in the long term.
We are constantly looking for the best material for manufacturers of orthopaedic products.
At Textil Olius, we understand the importance of supplying high-quality products to the orthopaedic sector. Our natural wool felts are manufactured to the highest quality standards, such as OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification, and are designed to provide the comfort and protection needed for every orthopaedic application. In addition, we offer a wide range of thicknesses and densities to meet the specific needs of each manufacturer.
The versatility, softness and conformability of natural wool felt make it a valuable material for orthopaedic products. Textil Olius wool felt provides a comfortable fit, adequate protection and a positive, comforting experience for users.
At Textil Olius, we are constantly seeking innovative, quality solutions to meet the needs of the orthopaedic industry. We are committed to excellence and continuous improvement, providing products that make a difference in the well-being and comfort of patients.