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Knit-Rite Compressogrip AK Shrinker, Antimicrobial, Hip Band, 25-30mmHg Compression

by Knit Rite


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Knit-Rite Compressogrip AK Shrinker, Antimicrobial, Hip Band, 25-30mmHg Compression

by Knit Rite



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Antimicrobial Option

  • More affordable and easier to apply than traditional AK shrinkers
  • Multidirectional stretch offers a better fitting shrinker
  • Circular knit construction along with higher elastic power creates a heavier fabric
  • Available with X-Static for odor and perspiration control
  • 25-30mmHg compression
  • Universal AK belt prevents your shrinker from rolling down especially during night time
  • Available in standard white and silver X-Static
  • Made in the USA
  • Sold individually in a sealed polybag

The Knit-Rite Compressogrip A/K is a prosthetic shrinker specifically designed for above-the-knee amputees. Knit-Rite borrows the same patented advancements of the B/K Compressogrip shrinker and adds improvements such as circular knit construction, universal waist belt and multidirectional stretch. This shrinker is available with X-Static fiber for odor management and temperature regulation. X-Static essentially moves perspiration to the surface of the shrinker where it then dissipates. The Compressogrip fabric offers 25-30mmHg compression at 50% stretch, which is within limits for therapeutic benefits. The Knit-Rite A/K Compressogrip fits either left or right above knee (transfemoral) amputees.

  • White: 89% Polyester, 11% Spandex, Latex Free X-static
  • Gray: 89% (95% Polyester/5% X-Static blend), 11% Spandex, Latex Free
Directions for Use

Adjust your A/K compressogrip for either a left or right amputation and then secure Velcro stays. Apply to your residual limb. Fasten the universal belt, cutoff unused end and discard. Snug the plastic ring to the bottom of your residuum. Reflect the second layer over the first layer. Identify how far the second layer should extend to your groin and mark with a marker. Pull the second layer down, cut to length and discard excess. In all cases, the second layer should be cut below the groin level to prevent “roll back.” For limbs presenting significant taper (conical), it may be advisable for the second layer to be left shorter to avoid greater compression along the top of your limb.

Care Instructions

Attach hook to pile before washing. Machine wash warm, no bleach; dry low.


The A/K Compressogrip features a higher compression power than the B/K Compressogrip shrinkers. At 50% stretch this fabric provides 25-30mmHg compression. At 100% stretch the compression is doubled. Double layers will double compression at both 50% and 100% stretch. Application of more than two layers, or more than 100% stretch, may exceed the limits of desired therapeutic pressure.


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