Q: How do I measure my limb?

A: Measuring your limb can be done in 4 locations. Calf, Thigh, Forearm or Bicep. We recommend you use a soft tape that can easily wrap around your limb. If that is not available, use a string, mark it, and then compare to a measuring tape. For additional information, please reference our sizing tab located at the top of the page.

Q: How do I know if it’s too tight?

A: SOLO products are designed with the patient’s comfort and safety in mind. The diameter of our products reduces the ability to put on a size that is too small and would cause the patient to be uncomfortable. Sometimes using a size larger size may increase comfort until a smaller size is optimal. We always recommend the patient talk to their clinician for proper sizing.

Q: What is the best way to wash it?

A: SOLO Bandage® are one time use and should not be reused. SOLO Shrinker® can be machine washed and hung dry. SOLO Tube™ can also be machine washed and hung dry. Do not use bleach when laundering SOLO Shrinker® or SOLO Tube™.

Q: How long does it take to put on?

A: The SOLO Bandage® is applied the same way every time in 30 seconds or less. Evenly distributed compression is achieved by the amputee with every application, eliminating the need for multi-step wrapping techniques or taping.

Q: Will it slide off?

A: SOLO products are designed to stay in place without the use of tape or securing devices.

Q: How long does it last?

A: SOLO Bandage® are one time use and should not be reused. Lifespan of SOLO Shrinker® and SOLO Tube™ have greatly outlasted similar products. Over all lifespan will vary due to length of use and laundering.

Q. How is pressure measured?

A. Compression testing has been confirmed by a PicoPress sub-bandage pressure monitor. SOLO products apply the appropriate amount of pressure evenly over the limb while stationary and dynamic.

Q. What is it made from?

A. All SOLO products are Not Made With Natural Rubber Latex (latex free) and 100% made in the U.S.A.

Q. How many amputations occur each year in the United States?

A. 185k amputations are done every year in the just United States, averaging 507 amputation preformed daily.

http://www.amputee-coalition.org/limb-loss-resource-center/resources-filtered/resources-by-topic/limb-loss-statistics/limb-loss-statistics/

Q: Will a SOLO Shrinker® help with my phantom limb pain?

A: The SOLO Shrinker® has been shown to help eliminate phantom limb pain in some of its users. For further information regarding the treatment of phantom limb pain through the use of appropriate compression, please reference: http://oandplibrary.org/cpo/1982_02_008.asp

Q: How does my doctor or I order?

A: Contact: Avcor Health at 1-800-282-6748 or email orders@avcorhealth.com

Q: Why is Not Made With Natural Rubber Latex (Latex Free) so important?

A: Most people don’t realize they have an issue with latex until they have a reaction. To provide the best possible product for our users, all of our products are Not Made With Natural Rubber Latex.

https://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/toolstemplates/entertainmented/ResearchAgenda.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fhealthcommunication%2Ftoolstemplates%2Fentertainmented%2Ftips%2FLatexAllergy.html