Adjust your A/K Knit-Rite 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.
Attach hook to pile before washing. Machine wash warm, no bleach; dry low.
The Knit-Rite A/K Compressogrip shrinker 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.