Does the Measure-Up™ Armsleeve come in different colors?
Yes, it is available with a black compression shell with black neoprene measuring strip, and the inner and outer padding liners are available in any combination of red, teal, beige and black.
When measuring the patient with their arm out, large tissue masses are hanging and causing large jumps in circumference on the measuring chart, is this ok?
Typically this is ok because someone from CircAid® Medical will contact you to work this situation out. Generally, if you find that masses are soft enough that they will redistribute to other areas while in the garment, we will ask you to re-take the measurements with arm resting on a table to help simulate this.
My garment isn’t the exact length I put on the sizing chart, why?
Because the garment is made of a series of 2-inch straps and corresponding 2-inch D-rings, the garment’s length can only change in 2-inch (5cm) increments. This limits us from manufacturing to specific lengths without altering the consistency of the strap spacing.
Can the length of the garment be adjusted?
Yes, its length (only) can be altered by up to 1-inch (2.5cm). Refer to written and video instructions.
Patient hand is swelling after a week of wear. What areas should I address with the patient?
- Assure sleeve’s edge does not extend over the wrist bone and onto the hand.
- Is the compression level set to a firm and comfortable compression? Re-check the level and assure patient is applying and setting the bands properly.
- Make sure patient understands how to use measuring card and that the compression level is not too high.
- Evaluate how patient is wrapping hand. Hand should be covered or wrapped prior to setting any of the Measure-Up™ Armsleeve bands in place.
- Consult with physician to dispel possibility of infection.
Patient’s elbow is swelling and Measure-Up™ Armsleeve seems too large now. What is happening?
Make sure the elbow crease of the sleeve is lining up with the elbow. Also, check the length of the Measure-Up™ Armsleeve to assure it does not ride up into the axilla, and alter the length as indicated in the instructions for use.
How will the patient know when the level of compression needs to change?
See your patient after one month of wear to check and adjust the compression levels if necessary. Your patient may indicate sometime in the future that not enough compression is being felt. This is an indication to check the sleeve to assure the proper amount of compression is being used.
Can the Measure-Up™ Armsleeve be worn for daytime use?
No, the Measure-Up™ Armsleeve involves the elbow joint so range of motion is limited. For active patients, the Measure-Up™ Armsleeve is disruptive during day wear and high levels of activity. For inactive patients it may work; however, a therapist or clinician will need to be involved in the final decision to wear the garment during the day. Please see our Juxta-Fit™ Armsleeve, which is designed for daytime use.