Sunday, May 29, 2022

Responses on Suspension Sleeves

Stephan Manucharian

Stephan R. Manucharian, CP of

Orthopedic Arts

Brooklyn Heights, New York asked

> Could anybody suggest a durable suspension sleeve for use with Alpha

cushion

> liner or similar, that lasts longer than 4-5 months?

Ossur Icex suspension sleeve is very durable and can last up to 1 year.

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Ossur makes a really tough one.

Jeff McDonald BOCP

The most durable sleeve I have found is the ICEFLEX ENDURANCE by Iceross.

You will still be lucky to get more than 4/5 months out of it though.

Arthur Graham, CP

I have found that the ICEFLEX from Osseur works well. You may find it a

little expensive in comparison to other sleeves but well worth the

money. This sleeve is very durable and the clients love the grip from

the inner lining and the colour. Just an option…

Good luck!

Mary-Jayne Johnston C.P. ( c )

I have tried many types of sleeves with little success. The longest

lasting

sleeves I have found so far are the Alps sleeves. They come in various

thickness from 2mm. to 6mm. The 6mm sleeves are in my opinion are too

thick

if you get the ones with the nylon cover on them. They come in a 4mm thick

size that works well or you can get the uncovered ones in 6mm that work

the

best. The thin 2mm ones do not bend as well at the knee but are the

easiest

to don. Hope this helps .

Kevin Warner CP

The suspension sleeves produced by New Options in Dallas, TX are excellent,

priced right, and last twice as long as others due to a second layer of

Lycra in the stress areas. Their telephone number is 800-872-5488. Please

contact Heather Vroegop, and tell her I referred you. I hope this is

helpful

to you.

Dick Stowers

National Sales Manager

Seattle Orthopedic Group, Inc.

For more active individuals, I have had the best success with pre-flexed

suspension sleeves like the Iceflex Endurance from Iceross. For lower

activity levels, believe it or not, nylon suspension sleeves like those

from

JUZO have worked quite well.

Hope this helps.

[email protected]

I have found that the Ossur brand silicone suction sleeve lasts over 4 times

as long as the Alpha (Alpo).

Stan LaCount

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