Medical Sheepskin FAQ

What is a medical sheepskin?

Medical Sheepskins are specially selected sheepskins that are used to prevent and treat bedsores, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers. Not all sheepskins are suitable for use in medical purposes. Medical sheepskin manages the discomfort and protects those confined to the bed. Premium Medical sheepskin is suitable for washing at temperatures up to 80 degrees Celsius. They offer premium support to the patient. Infant sheepskins are not suitable for medical use.

Is sheepskin good for pressure sores?

The Australian Medical Sheepskin is used as a single hide, double hide or quad hide. They can even be made into bed size pressure relieving overlays. These bed overlays have been proven to be effective to prevent pressure ulcers in two randomized controlled trials among hospital patients. At OZwool we manufacture our own bed overlays using the 3 different grades of Medical sheepskin so there is a product to suit your budget

What is the difference between medical sheepskin and sheepskin?

Medical sheepskin products are made from selected real sheepskins, still attached to the hide. The processing of Medical sheepskin is different and more involved than infant care or Long wool sheepskin. They also have a high density of wool fibres compared to regular sheepskin. The support level offered by a medical Sheepskin is superior to that of a normal sheepskin. One of the biggest differences between the two is the fact that medical-grade sheepskin can withstand higher washing temperatures, frequent washing and lasts longer without deterioration.