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Alps EasySleeve Fabric Reinforced SFS, High Skin Adhesion GripGel, 3-6 mm

by ALPS South

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Alps EasySleeve Fabric Reinforced SFS, High Skin Adhesion GripGel, 3-6 mm

by ALPS South

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$83.00

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  • Highly elastic fabric covering allows for easy bending of your knee
  • Proprietary GripGel formula sticks to your skin without causing friction or shear forces
  • GripGel creates strong skin adhesion and suspension without causing circulation issues
  • Similar fabric covering to their Alps Easy Sleeve SFR version
  • Gel sleeve is formulated to be sticky and prevent your sleeve from rolling down.
  • Available in 3mm and 6 mm uniform thicknesses; Beige color only
  • Made in the USA
  • Sold each

Alps Easy Sleeve Fabric Reinforced SFS is a gel prosthetic sleeve engineered for those below-the-knee amputees needing a sticky high adhesion sleeve. Knee bending and overall leg movement is not inhibited by its very flexible fabric covering or proprietary GripGel. The Alps EasySleeve SFS will not roll down as a result of its high adhesion or create uncomfortable shear forces.  This Alps sleeve can be safely used with most vacuum and suction systems.  The Alps Easysleeve below-the-knee sleeve can be used as an alternative or secondary means of suspension in conjunction with a prosthetic liner.  Adding a below-knee sleeve to a locking liner will add security to a pin suspension, without any loss of comfort.

Materials

Alps’ SFS uses a proprietary compound called GripGel and is made from a combination of Styrene Triblock Copolymer & Mineral Oil.

Directions for Use

Although it is not necessary to apply any type of lubricant to your residual limb you may use Resilience Ultra-Rich Prosthetic Moisturizer. Avoid petroleum jelly and other oil based lubricants, as they will damage your EasySleeve SFS. Apply talcum powder to the inside of the EasySleeve. Invert the EasySleeve so that the inside is facing out and roll the sleeve up onto your prosthetic socket. Place your residual limb inside the socket and roll the EasySleeve onto your thigh. Many Prosthetists would instruct below knee amputees to roll their sleeves on versus pulling on to prevent any skin from being pulled taught along your thigh.

Care Instructions

Daily: Be sure to clean the Easy sleeve on a daily basis with a light washcloth and neutral/pH-balanced soap, Alps Prosthetic Cleanser PD595 and Amputee Essentials Prosthetic Wipes are especially made for this purpose. Do not scrub or rub the gel during washing, this can damage the gel. Rinse well because soap residue can cause skin issues. Make sure the sleeve is completely dry before using. Wipe the sleeve dry with a clean, dry towel and apply a light dusting of talcum powder to the outside of the sleeve. Weekly: Place a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a soft, clean cloth. Do Not soak the sleeve in alcohol. Wipe the sleeve with a the cloth thoroughly, wipe dry with a towel and apply a light dusting of talcum powder to the outside of the sleeve. To remove a stain on the fabric side, use a cloth dampened in nail polish remover and rub until clean. Do NOT soak in nail polish or you will dissolve the gel!

Precautions

Hand wash only, machine washing can damage the sleeve. Avoid petroleum jelly and other oil based lubricants, as they will damage your EasySleeve SFS. Do Not soak the sleeve in alcohol. Do NOT soak in nail polish or you will dissolve the gel!

Alps EasySleeve SFS Product Numbers
ALPS SLEEVE SIZE 3MM 6MM
Extra Small SFS163 SFS166
Small SFS203 SFS206
Medium SFS243 SFS246
Medium + SFS263 SFS266
Large SFS283 SFS286
Extra Large SFS323 SFS326
2X-Large SFS383 SFS386

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