How is the Juxta-Lite™ different than other inelastic compression garments?
The Juxta-Lite™ is made with a thinner Breathe-O-Prene™ material and is designed with fewer and wider bands than other inelastic garments. It has a 6 month warranty and is part of the CircAid® Standard Line for the treatment of Venous Disease. The Juxta-Fit™, for example has a one year warranty and is part of the CircAid® Premium Line for the treatment of Lymphedema and Venous Disease.
The Juxta-Lite™ incorporates a limited stretch fabric that provides a small amount of elasticity which may cause the legging to feel less firm compared to other inelastic garments; however, elasticity improves the conformability of the garment to the limb. Also, the Juxta-Lock™ bands can be independently angled to match a leg contour which may mean that less tension is applied compared to other compression garments' paired bands that need to be pulled directly away from each other. The tension pulled to achieve adequate firm and comfortable pressure with the Juxta-Lite™ may need to be adjusted slightly to match the compression of previous compression garments. Always make sure that the tension applied is within your prescribed compression range using the Built-in Pressure System™ (BPS™) guide card.
Some other compression garments have a non-slip lining to prevent sliding, why doesn't the Juxta-Lite™
Most all of those garments use latex as the non-slip material. Many people are allergic to latex and therefore CircAid® Medical is committed to keeping all of its products latex free. In addition to this, many of our patients suffer from poor skin conditions and the use of latex or any abrasive material would be extremely problematic.
What sizes and lengths are available for the Juxta-Lite™
The Juxta-Lite™ comes in standard sizes only, similar to the sizing offered in compression stockings. The sizes range from Small to XXL and come in two different lengths, 28cm and 33cm. For optimal fit, several of the Juxta-Lite™ sizes are available in a "Full Calf" version.
Why is there now a standard Juxta-Lite™ XXL size but not in the T3™ product line?
We do not offer a Standard XXL with the T3™ because the material does not conform to the leg as well and would not last as long.
Can I interchange the measurements between the Juxta-Lite™ and the T3™?
Yes. If you took measurements on the Juxta-Lite™ sizing chart and would like to order a T3™ compare the largest calf circumference measurement to the 25cm size range, the smallest ankle circumference to the 5cm size range, and choose the appropriate size using the sizing rules. Ignore the T3™ 15cm size range if the measurement is not available. If the floor to knee crease length is under 44cm choose the short legging, otherwise choose long. Sizing the AFW is the same for both garments.
If you took measurements on the T3™ sizing chart and would like to order a Juxta-Lite™ choose the same size and length in the Juxta-Lite™. Otherwise use the 25cm circumference measurement to compare to the Calf (C) range and the 5cm measurement to the Ankle (B) range and choose the appropriate size using the sizing rules. Ignore the 15cm measurement. If the ankle to knee crease length is under 36cm choose the short legging, otherwise choose the long. Sizing the AFW is the same for both garments.
Why does the Juxta-Lite™ sizing take the length measurement from the floor while other products take the length from the ankle?
The Juxta-Lite™ is the perfect alternative to compression stockings, and as such, we have changed the Juxta-Lite™ sizing model to match that of compression stockings for quick, easy fitting.
If I am re-ordering, which size do I choose if the patient was in a Large, an XL, etc.?
The Small, Medium, Large, and XXL size ranges were not changed. Therefore patients within these ranges can remain in the same size. If the patient used to wear an XL, however, it is recommended that an XL Full Calf be ordered for them. Please insure that the patient?s measurements have not changed and consider the additional sizes for optimal fit. If unsure, the safest way is to resize the patient according to our current charts. For futher assitance with our new sizing chart, please call (800) CIRCAID (247-2243).
Can I wear the Juxta-Lite™ directly on my skin?
In most cases, yes because many of our patients have found that the Juxta-Lite™ is so comfortable that they actually prefer to wear it directly on the skin. Many of these people have also noticed reduced slippage when doing so.
The heel portion of my Ankle-Foot Wrap has pockets where there is no compression. Is this OK?
The pockets on the sides of the heel are acceptable unless they cause discomfort or fluid build-up in those areas. If this is the case, try combining our Skin-Fold Kit with the AFW to fill in behind the ankle-bone.
If the legging feels too tight what do I do?
Re-check the bands with the Pressure Guide card to assure that it is tightened to the prescribed pressure range. If the bands are adjusted to the appropriate level and the garment still feels too tight, consult your physician about your prescribed pressure range. The Juxta-Lite™ should never hurt. It should feel firm but comfortable. If you experience any pain, remove it and contact your physician immediately.
Can I cut bands off or cut down the Juxta-Lite™?
No. The Juxta-Lite™ is not designed to be cut or modified in any way except for the foot length and ankle-band which are illustrated in the Directions For Use. Making cuts anywhere else on the garment will void the warranty.
Is the Comfort Compression Anklet™ covered under warranty?
No, the anklet is not covered under warranty. Unless defective upon arrival, the anklet will not be replaced.
Can I put the Juxta-Lite™ in the washer?
It is always best to hand wash and drip dry your CircAid® compression garments in order to extend their life. However, it is safe to machine wash your Juxta-Lite™ on a gentle cycle and dry using a low heat setting. If doing so with other clothing, it is also a good idea to put your Juxta-Lite™ into a pillow case in order to prevent the Velcro® from damaging any other clothes and to aid in keeping it free from lint.