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Ossur Medi AK Stump Shrinker with Clima Comfort and Clima Fresh, 20-30 mmHg

by Ossur


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  • Designed for Above-the-knee amputees and includes a hip waistband
  • Shrinker Hip Waistband permits combining two shrinkers for double AK amputees
  • Shrinker Hip Waistband can be removed if preferred or rotated within its fabric groove
  • Soft and smooth fabric offers easier application and improved finish
  • Medi Clima Comfort keeps your limb dry and allows extraordinary breathability
  • Medi Clima Fresh prevents bacterial colonization within the fabric
  • 20-30 mmHg gradual compression
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Medi AK Stump Shrinker is a brilliantly constructed shrinker intended to control edema and secondarily help with phantom pain when you’re not wearing a prosthesis. This AK shrinker is packed full of features that most prosthetic shrinker manufacturers would envy.  Medi added Clima Comfort that employs two unique qualities. First, its special yarn fibers quickly move moisture away from the surface of our skin, avoiding the unpleasant feeling of dampness created by normal perspiration. And second, clima comfort allows extraordinary breathability, which ensures the best possible supply of oxygen to the skin, minimizing the possibility of dry, rough skin. Let’s not forget about Clima Fresh which prevents bacteria and micro-organisms from colonizing within the fabric, which minimizes or eliminates the potential for unpleasant odors. This technology is built into the shrinker during the manufacturing process and not a chemical treatment. The end result is a shrinker that maintains its unique qualities wash after wash.

Materials

70% Polyamide, 30% Elasthane

Directions for Use

Medi states in their instruction sheet that the Velcro fastening of the waistband can be adjusted to a smaller waist size by simply cutting off a segment or part of the Velcro strip. However, its current length will accommodate most individuals. If you are a bilateral above knee amputee or experienced an ak amputation on both limbs you can attach 2 shrinkers. First remove the waistband from one shrinker by pulling it through and out of the loop at the top of the shrinker. Now, “thread” the waistband holding the other stocking through the loop at the top of the shrinker you previously removed in step one. Now you have two shrinkers combined using one waistband!Applying your AK shrinker by placing the bottom of the shrinker on the end of your limb. Slowly pull and work the material up onto your limb. Last, adjust final placement and smooth out any creases that formed during application. Do Not pull your shrinker onto your limb by grasping the top edge only. It is highly recommended that you review usage guidelines with your Prosthetist and report any changes in fit or condition of your residual limb. Changes in the size of your limb may occur, in which case a new limb measurement should be taken and a new shrinker fitted if necessary. Do not wear the shrinker while your prosthesis is in use.

Care Instructions

To keep your shrinker functioning properly, Medi recommends hand wash daily with warm water or machine wash daily using the lowest permanent press setting. Use a mild soap and do not launder with fabric softeners, chlorine, or other additives.

Precautions

Discontinue use and consult with your Prosthetist if any issues or changes in your limb and/or skin develop. Shrinkers are contraindicated for open wounds or weeping areas on your limb, stasis dermatitis and non-reduced edema.

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