A study on material selection of reusable surgical garments

Sen Kilic A. , Öndoğan Z. , Dirgar E.

INDUSTRIA TEXTILA, vol.65, pp.65-69, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : INDUSTRIA TEXTILA
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-69


Today, surgical garments are manufactured in two groups as disposable and reusable in the medical market. These garments prevent viruses from passing on to the patient and also keep medical staff from blood pathogens exposures. With modern technology it is possible to obtain surgical gowns and drapes by using many different materials. Therefore, in the selection of materials used in surgical gowns, purpose of clothing and surgical conditions must be considered. In this research, material structures of reusable scrub sets and reusable surgical gowns used in surgical operations are investigated and the relationships between specifications of surgical gowns and surgical scrub sets and air and water permeability values was evaluated by correlation analysis. Existing features of garments are compared with the specified properties of surgical garments according to the pr EN 13795 standard. As a result of the study, different types of material for surgical gown are proposed according to the types of surgery.