During the initial use of the product, the materials are NEW, flat, and can be stiff. Over time, the materials will soften and begin to take the shape of the patients’ limb. The following are recommended to minimize any challenges with applying the garment:
- 1) Ensure all tabs have been released from the garment prior to application. If only the tabs that cover the zipper are released, this will prevent the garment from expanding to its fullest capacity.
- 2) Stretch the opening: Once the tabs have been removed, you can place your arms inside the garment and expand the garment’s circumference. This will help ensure you have reached the full capacity prior to application.
- 3) Wash the garment: The NEW product is stiff from the manufacturing process. Washing the garment will soften the fabric and allow for easier application.