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Use & Care of your Prosthetic Shrinker

Knit-rite Shrinker

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When you are not wearing your prosthesis, you should be wearing your shrinker. This will help reduce limb volume fluctuations that can cause fitting problems. The shrinker should be pulled on so that there is no gapping at the end, no wrinkling, and no bunching at the top which could restrict blood flow. Also, keep the shrinker pulled above your knee. You will have to keep adjusting your skrinker throughout the day as it will tend to shift, and slip, eventually working its way off your residual limb. We will provide you with a roll-on adhesive to help keep your shrinker from slipping.

Hand wash your shrinker using a mild soap and hang to dry. You will be provided at least two shrinkers so that one is available while laundering the other. If your shrinker is not worn properly, issues can occur and cause problems in fitting your prosthesis.

Make sure to contact your prosthetist at 757-595-9800 if you have questions regarding wear.

 

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