About us

MEDICAL Z, A FRENCH BUSINESS ESTABLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1989, provides ITS EXPERTISE IN 35 COUNTRIES.

For more than 40 years, Medical Z has strived to be at the forefront of technology.

This expectation has earned the family business located in Touraine, France, a worldwide reputation as a pioneer in terms of quality and service in the fields of severe burns treatment and plastic surgery.

Médical Z offers a wide range of compression orthosis (compression garments, chain straps, sternal straps).

Creator of compression garments for plastic surgery since 1981.

French manufacturing of high-end quality: our products are designed and manufactured in our factories in France and in Houston, Texas, USA from European fabrics. www.medicalz.com

OUR OBJECTIVE

Provide maximum guarantee and confidence to consumers worried about their health and wellness.

 

QUALITY FOR YOUR WELLNESS

In the process of quality and continuous improvement, Médical Z complies with French and international standards ISO 13485: 2016, CE mark and FDA approval.

We have conducted clinical studies that allow us to offer compression garments ideally calibrated for healing.

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

In 2010, Médical Z had 600m² of photovoltaic panels installed on the roof of its premises.

The production generated by solar radiation supplies the equivalent of 80% of Médical Z’s energy consumption.

The company confirms its ecological commitment by using certified materials  STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.

This label is the first to guarantee the human-ecological qualities of textiles free of toxic products for the body and the environment. The OEKO-TEX® system enables the rapid identification and elimination of potential sources of harmful substances for all textile products at all processing stages.

By manufacturing its textiles with European OEKO-TEX® labelled raw materials, Médical Z ensures effective and high product safety.

MEDICAL Z HISTORY

The Expertise in medical compression began in the 1970s, when Mr. André Zagamé, founder of the company, met the manager of the New Burn Center at the Percy Military Hospital. During this time, the Center was able to take care of burns covering up to 90% of the body surface.

At the same time, across the Atlantic, research is being developed by Ms Jobst and Doctor Larson on the positive effects of medical compression on these scars. André Zagamé succeeded in developing a complete body measurement system (with a tape measure and a double or triple decimeter); pattern and unique tailoring, in addition to special attention to the quality of raw materials – in testing more than 107 different fabrics.

Since the beginning, Médical Z has placed quality at the center of its commitments to offer post-operative service and support to patients and healthcare professionals.

In close collaboration with the medical profession, the French company succeeds brilliantly in combining its unique craftsmanship expertise with the rhythm of the evolution of surgical techniques.

WHY CHOOSE MEDICAL Z?

Medical Z offers Expertise in a wide range of compression orthosis (Zbra®, Lipo-Panty®, belts) to provide surgeons and patients with safety, efficiency, and comfort in post-operative care.

Since its inception, Médical Z has placed quality at the center of its concerns in order to offer post-operative service and support to patients and healthcare professionals.

Thanks to its integrated laboratory, Médical Z has the necessary tools for research and development of new products for the future.

Every day, Medical Z works to make a better future for our patients.

 

INNOVATION

With an in-house testing and Research & Development laboratory, Médical Z ensures continuous quality and innovation.

The design of our products allows uniform compression in certain “difficult” areas such as the crease of the groin, while ensuring comfort, perfect mobility, and free muscle play for the patient.

The comfort system of the CoolMax® fabric used by Médical Z is the most efficient breathable and thermoregulatory fabric on the market. It allows you to always be at the forefront of technology, while respecting the patient’s anatomy.

 

EFFICIENCY

Clinical Study *: our Lipo-Panty® range is the only one in the world to have been developed following a multicenter clinical study carried out on 189 patients. This study allowed Médical Z to define a system for measuring patients before surgery, to obtain the postoperative compression that is ideally needed immediately after surgery.

Medical Z expertise ensures controlled, effective, and guaranteed compression throughout the duration of the treatment.

* Dr Illouz, Pr Greco, Dr Masson, Dr Forli, Clinical Evaluation of Pressure Therapy in conjunction with Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery 1984.

QUALITY

The raw materials selected by Médical Z are carefully chosen and rigorously tested. Control points are carried out at each stage of manufacture to ensure the properties of the compression garment.

 

Our network of orthopedists and pharmacists is available to provide the best service to patients. Available and reactive, we are at your service.

Manufacturing and delivery of custom-made compression orthotics within 8 days.

WHY HAVE CONFIDENCE IN MEDICAL Z?

 

Our difference: a unique experience and know-how in the field of compression garments & scar management, to accompany you in your post-operative care.

Medical Z offers a wide range of compression garments for plastic surgery (Zbra®, Lipo-panty and abdominal belts) providing comfort and efficiency for all types of surgery.

Medipatch Gel Z® and Medigel Z® are effective and patient friendly since it is available in variety of sizes and shapes.

 

THE COMPRESSION 

Immediately after surgery, compression is needed to reduce inflammation and edema.

It provides the great support and improves comfort after the procedure. Medical Z compression garments are made with Coolmax® fabric. This fabric is breathable and more comfortable than any other fabric on the market today.

Quality and comfort are essential for good support and optimal compression after surgery.

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TREATMENT OF SCAR 

Médical Z also manufactures scar treatment gels. The effectiveness of polymers in the treatment of scars has been proven by numerous studies, it is with the CNRS of Le Mans and the Polymer Institute that Médical Z will develop the Gel Z® technology.

This technology combines the action of a copolymer and a mineral oil of class H1 for medical use for the prevention and effective treatment of hypertrophic and keloid scars.

Medigel Z® and Medipatch Gel Z® Gels are used for the prevention and treatment of scars after plastic or cosmetic surgery, in orthopedics and podiatry.

Our gels last 3 to 6 times longer than silicone sheets. Plus, they can expand and adapt to your every move. They come in different sizes. The sheets are cut to fit your exact needs and cover the scars of young and old alike.

ORDER AT

 

USA

10635 RICHMOND AVENUE #100
HOUSTON, TX 77042

Email : order@medicalz.com

www.shopmedicalz.com

Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Toll Free : +1 832-767-5978

Fax : +1 832-519-9380

QUALITY FOR YOUR WELLNESS:

If the recipe for the right garment sounds simple, it is actually quite complex, and all the ingredients must come together.

At Médical Z®, we put quality first. To offer you the best possible garment, we focus on three main criteria: the fabric, the sewing method and the accurate measurement.

We have conducted clinical studies that allow us to offer compression garments ideally calibrated for healing.

We have conducted clinical studies that allow us to offer compression garments ideally calibrated for healing.

1- The best fabric:

Médical Z works with 3 types of fabrics: Standard, CoolMax® and CoolMax® Fresh Fabrics which is developed in-house (with sun protection).

The CoolMax® fabric allows the skin to breathe while ensuring maximum comfort, ideal for a garment to be worn 24/7 after a procedure. Designed from a four-channel fiber system that allows air to pass easily, sweat wicking helps treated areas stay moisture-free for better healing.

 

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The hexagonal weave concept provides controlled pressure in all directions, making the garment more efficient and comfortable to wear.

Hypoallergenic, soft and comfortable, our materials are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and ensure comfort and functionality.

 

The hexagonal weave concept provides controlled pressure in all directions, making the garment more efficient and comfortable to wear.

Hypoallergenic, flexible, and comfortable our materials are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and provide comfort and functionality.

The internal Médical Z laboratory is equipped with the most efficient devices (dynamometer, perspirometer, oven, light booth, etc.). The fibers of the various fabrics are checked there to guarantee quality, extensibility, durability, flexibility, breathability and even sun protection.

 

As a true second skin during the treatment of the patient, we demand a high quality to provide the required optimal level of compression and resistance throughout the treatment phase.

 

2- A UNIQUE sewing METHOD

The seams of our clothes are specific: flat inside and lined for increased resistance, this technique allows the garment to fit the shape of the body, thus ensuring support for all surfaces, even the most difficult ones such as the crease in the groin. All while being barely noticeable under clothing. This unique method of construction avoids irritation due to the seams and thus allows it to be able to cover the entire body.

The controlled pressure provided by horizontal and vertical expansion optimizes patient mobility.

 

3- THE PRECISION OF THE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

A compression garment that is too large or too small can compromise the end result.

Given our expertise, we are able to establish the optimal level of compression necessary after each surgery. It is therefore essential to take correct measurements, adapted to the product.

We adapt to all needs, we can make tailor-made products if necessary.

Measurements are made in millimeters, in order to increase their accuracy and reduce the risk of error. The precision of the Medical Z measurement system to the millimeter allows the correct compression to be defined and therefore offers optimal care.

 

 

CLINICAL STUDIES

We strive to achieve positive and optimal results in healing the wounds of all patients.

This objective involves a study and research phase.

 

Discover the international study carried out over 12 years with our Médical Z compression garments proving their effectiveness in post-operative care.

We collaborated with Dr. Yves-Gérard Illouz (1989), inventor of liposuction on a clinical study to define the ideal pressure range for compression garments for cosmetic surgery. This study demonstrated that post-surgical garments with a compression of 17 to 21 mm Hg produce the best post-operative aesthetic results.

TESTS AND STUDY

As a trusted company, Medical Z’s quality is first and foremost in the manufacturing of products to meet the needs of surgeons and patients. Do not hesitate to request research and studies from your current supplier. Also ask the company you work with to source studies of fabric made from outside sources. In the United States, apparel manufacturers only need to submit a list of products / materials sold. Neither study or fabric research is mandatory. However, it is now established that dyes modify the horizontal and vertical elasticity of fabrics, thus compromising the final result.

 

 

 

To obtain a copy of our studies, download the following PDF files:

CLINICAL STUDY ON PLASTIC SURGERY CLOTHES

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INTERNATIONAL STUDY CARRIED OUT OVER 12 YEARS WITH OUR MEDICAL Z COMPRESSION CLOTHES

Studied and developed at the Polymers Institute at the CNRS in Le Mans, Medigel Z technology can effectively treat hypertrophic or keloid scars.

CLINICAL STUDY – USE OF MEDIGEL Z I, REHABILITATION

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USA – 2021/2022

 

NABS

February 7 – 11, 2022

THE PEAKS – TELLURIDE, CO

 

 

 

 

ABA

APRIL 5 – 8, 2022

ANNUAL MEETING – LAS VEGAS

 

 

 

 

ASAPS

APRIL 21 – 25, 2022

THE AESTHETIC MEETING – SAN DIEGO

 

CSPS

MAY 19-22, 2022

CALIFORNIA SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS – 72nd ANNUAL MEETING

 

 

OUR QUALITY GUARANTEES

Medical Z ® specializes in customized pressure garments.
We recognize that superior materials manufactured in a superior fashion don’t meet customer needs without superior service. We are dedicated to providing that service to both clients and patients.

SUPERIOR SERVICES

Superior service is the cornerstone of our success.
For more than 25 years we have been a pacesetter in developing innovative ways to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our patients.

  • Our custom made surgical support garments are delivered within eight working days or they are free.
  • Medical Z gives the patients a custom garment that is fitted to their precise measurements.
  • A choice of colors which are the result of extensive tests to assure that they will provide controlled pressure.
  • Toll free customer service, ordering, and tracking line.
  • Comprehensive in-service literature, training, and seminars for Physicians and Therapists.
  • Competitive pricing.
  • A clearly distinguishable level of personal attention to the patients and hospitals to receive positive results and optimum wound healing.
  • Pressure garments that are guaranteed to fit with no extra charges for alterations.
  • Medical Z® garments are guaranteed for 2 months.
  • Service Centers and representatives throughout the United States and Europe.

HIGHEST QUALITY

  • Our colored garments deliver the required pressure assuring the patients optimum wound healing.
  • Each roll of fabric is tested on sophisticated, tension measuring instruments for quality and elasticity.
  • Our fabric is the result of an exhaustive analysis of 107 textiles which provide controlled pressure in all directions.
  • Lighter fabrics mean less discomfort and increased patient compliance.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Pressure garments that are designed for the convenience of the patients.

  • We can put pockets in the garment to give added pressure when needed.
  • Medical Z garments that contain Zippers are lined with velvet to avoid patient discomfort.
  • We do not put seams under the arms. Our garments give the patients controlled pressure with horizontal and vertical expansion to optimize mobility.
  • Measurements are done in cm, ensuring more accurate measurements and less chance of error.
  • Seams are double sewn for durability and seams lay flat on the interior for aesthetic, as well as added patient comfort.
  • We make diagonal seams that control pressure.
  • Elasticity and design of the garments resist “bunching” or pinching that create skin waves, and reduce comfort, and interfere with proper therapeutic pressure.
  • Gloves have seams that are convex for ease in adjusting.

With over 25 years of knowledgeable experience, Medical Z® places a continuous emphasis on finding new ways to assist the healing process.
This has earned us the reputation worldwide as the “QUALITY AND SERVICE INNOVATORS” in pressure therapy and plastic surgery industries. It is a reputation we intend to uphold.
We are proud to have developed these skills and we would like to share our results with you.