Stockinette has been developed in a variety of materials, such as Cotton, Synthetics, Semi- Synthetics, Glass-Fibre and stronger materials like Carbon-Fibre etc. This variety is used for fabrication of 'Sockets' for Artificial Limbs' and lamination of other appliances for Rehabilitation purposes.



While Cotton Bandage is commonly used as a barrier, it imparts uneven pressure on the injured area. On the other hand more enlightened practitioners prefer to use correct size of 'Cotton Stockinette', as this does not induce undue pressure while providing perfect coverage of skin.


Synthetic Stockinette is specifically meant for lamination purposes in the Prosthetic and Rehabilitation areas. It must impart a Spring-Back to the fabric hose, and hence permit the stockinette to hug the cast closely for uniform thickness of shell.