Size Chart Guide

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  • Above Knee
  • Measuring Tips & Video

STEP 1: Measure Circumferences

Measure the circumference along three areas of your limb. First begin measuring the circumference along the top of your groin. Second measure the circumference along the middle of your residual limb. And last, measure the circumference 2 inches (5cm) up from end of your residual limb. Continue to STEP 2: Length

 

How to measure for an AK Knit-rite stump shrinker.

STEP 2: Length

Length is a matter of preference. However, a good rule is to select a length that is extends all the way to the top of your groin less a half inch. Continue to STEP 3: Find your size

 

STEP 3: Find your size

Take all of your circumference and length measurements and use the chart to determine your size. If you're in-between sizes, we suggest remeasuring again to be on safe side.

TOP (in) MIDDLE (in) BOTTOM (in)
Size 1 17 1/4 16 1/4 12 1/4
Size 2 19 17 1/4 13 1/2
Size 3 20 1/2 18 1/2 14 1/2
Size 4 22 19 3/4 15 3/4
Size 5 23 3/4 20 3/4 17  
Size 6 25 1/4 22 18  
LENGTH (in)
Short 8
Medium 10
Long 12
X-Long 14

When taking body measurements, you need to use the correct type of tape measure. You will want to use a soft cloth or flexible plastic  tape measure, similar to what a seamstress uses. Do not use a metal measuring tape, used in construction (your measurements will be inaccurate).  Pay special attention not to pull your measuring tape too tight.  Doing so will produce a measurement that is too small. 

The most difficult measurement is the bottom measurement.  Too often, people measure too high along the bottom of their limbs producing a larger "Bottom" measurement.  Ideally, measure 2 inches up from the bottom of your limb and use a pen to mark this level on your limb. Once you know exactly where to measure, use a tape measure to carefully measure your bottom circumference.

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Knit-Rite 4-Way Stretch AK Prosthetic Shrinker, Silicone Beads, Easy Apply Shrinker Sock

Knit-Rite

Knit-Rite 4-Way Stretch AK Prosthetic Shrinker, Silicone Beads, Easy Apply Shrinker Sock

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About AK 4-Way Stretch Shrinker

  • Multidirectional stretch offers increased comfort when applying
  • Knit-Rite AK Shrinker standard with Silicone Beads to prevent slippage
  • Polyester and Lycra make this Knit-Rite shrinker really easy to apply
  • Softer material and better multidirectional stretch than any other brand of shrinker
  • Available in Standard (20-30 mmHg) 
  • Made in the USA
  • Sold each

About AK 4-Way Stretch Shrinker

  • Multidirectional stretch offers increased comfort when applying
  • Knit-Rite AK Shrinker standard with Silicone Beads to prevent slippage
  • Polyester and Lycra make this Knit-Rite shrinker really easy to apply
  • Softer material and better multidirectional stretch than any other brand of shrinker
  • Available in Standard (20-30 mmHg) 
  • Made in the USA
  • Sold each

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Knit-Rite 4-Way Stretch AK Shrinker Description

The Knit-Rite 4-Way Stretch Shrinker is a truly incredible shrinker for above knee amputees. The 4-Way Stretch AK Shrinker features stretchy polyester/Lycra core-spun yarns providing multidirectional stretch for a shrinker that creates less discomfort when applying. Silicone beads along the inside top will keep your shrinker in place, especially at while you're sleeping. Knit-Rite has been manufacturing prosthetic textiles since the 1920s and they know how to engineer a quality shrinker.

Benefits

This Knit-Rite shrinker may be the finest prosthetic shrinker you'll ever wear. Its multidirectional stretch allows it to conform to your limb and avoid that typical extra pocket of material along the end of your residual limb. The 4-Way Shrinker's ability to stretch, creates a more tolerable donning process for new and sensitive residual limbs.

Suggested Use

Shrinkers play an important role during different stages of your prosthetic use. As a new amputee a Knit-Rite shrinker is important for limb maturation in preparing your residual limb for prosthetic fitting. The 4-Way Knit-Rite shrinker is specifically engineered for new amputees in its ability to stretch in different directions. Most prosthetic shrinkers are only able to stretch in two directions whereas this Knit-Rite shrinker can stretch in four different directions.

Once your residual limb has matured and you've been wearing an above-knee prosthetic leg for more than a year, a Knit-Rite shrinker can help you maintain a stable volume. When worn at nightly, you're ensuring that your prosthesis will fit in the morning the majority of the time.

How-to Apply

It is highly recommended that you consult with your prosthetic professional for proper guidelines on the application of this Knit-rite shrinker and report any changes in the fit or the condition of your limb. Changes in your limb may occur over time and it may be necessary to take new measurements for a new AK shrinker. Do not wear the shrinker while your prosthesis is in use.

  1. Turn the 4-Way Stretch AK Shrinker inside out halfway.
  2. The Knit-Rite shrinker will be folded over itself. Use both hands to pull the shrinker over your residual limb.  At this point, half of your residual limb should inside the shrinker.
  3. Turn the shrinker back to being right side out, pulling it evenly over your residual limb.
  4. Adjust for final placement and smooth out any crease using the palm of your hand in a gradual upwards motion.

Note: Do not pull the shrinker onto the limb by grasping the top edge only.

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Features & Details

Knit-Rite 4-Way AK Shrinker Materials

82% Polyester, 18% Spandex

Care Instructions

Do not dry clean. Wash in a laundry bag. Machine wash Warm. Do not Bleach. Tumble Dry. Do not iron.

Precautions

If any issues or changes of your limb or skin develop, discontinue use and consult with your Prosthetist.

Part Numbers (SKUs)

Size SKU
Size 1 / Short 8 in (20 cm) 2H0MA108
Size 1 / Medium 10 in (25 cm) 2H0MA110
Size 1 / Long 12 in (30 cm) 2H0MA112
Size 2 / Short 8 in (20 cm) 2H0MA208
Size 2 / Medium 10 in (25 cm) 2H0MA210
Size 2 / Long 12 in (30 cm) 2H0MA212
Size 3 / Short 8 in (20 cm) 2H0MA308
Size 3 / Medium 10 in (25 cm) 2H0MA310
Size 3 / Long 12 in (30 cm) 2H0MA312
Size 4 / Short 8 in (20 cm) 2H0MA408
Size 4 / Medium 10 in (25 cm) 2H0MA410
Size 4 / Long 12 in (30 cm) 2H0MA412
Size 5 / Short 8 in (20 cm) 2H0MA508
Size 5 / Medium 10 in (25 cm) 2H0MA510
Size 5 / Long 12 in (30 cm) 2H0MA512
Size 6 / Short 8 in (20 cm) 2H0MA608
Size 6 / Medium 10 in (25 cm) 2H0MA610
Size 6 / Long 12 in (30 cm) 2H0MA612

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