Features of 910 Advance Armsleeve:
- Emphasis on comfort, fit, and effectiveness
- Made of polyamide microfiber for extreme softness, durability, and moisture-wicking properties
- Thermal control
- Embedded silver ions aid skin hygiene
- Breathable non-silicone Sensinnov® no-slip Grip-Top band helps prevent friction on sensitive or fragile skin of upper arm
- 15-20 mmHg
- No gauntlet
- Color: Beige only
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
- Lengths: Regular, Long
Notes from our Certified Fitters:
Always contact your physician and or therapist to determine the correct compression strength for your condition. Sigvaris compression garments should be replaced after six months of normal wear. They start losing their effectiveness after that time. If they seem to be getting looser, than you are not receiving the maximum benefits of their compression strength.
Part of one of the largest variety of compression stockings in the industry, Sigvaris provides products that are ideal for every lifestyle and specialized need.
The 910 Advance Armsleeve was developed by Sigvaris with the help of patients and clinicians to create a garment that meets medical efficacy standards and exceeds expectations. Compression garments have long been used in the treatment of lymphedema, but in the past, patients struggled with compliance due to lack of comfort and improper fit. With comfort in mind...The SIGVARIS Research and Development team has created a new product that ensures compliance and patient comfort. In fact, itís already been very well received in other countries around the world. The ADVANCE Armsleeve combines the latest fabric technologies with a breathable top band for enhanced comfort making it a leading treatment choice for patients with lymphedema worldwide.
Indications for Use:
- Prevention of fluid accumulation after decongestion is achieved
- Treatment of mild lymphedema
- Revention of fluid after mastectomy, surgery, or radiotherapy
Measuring for Sigvaris Compression Armsleeves and Hand Gauntlets:
- Pronounced or uncontrolled lymphedema
It is recommended that you mark the arm with a non-permanent, non-toxic marker at each circumference measurement made.
- Measurements should always be taken when swelling is minimum
- Measure next to bare skin
- Measurements must be taken by pulling the tape snugly around the limb but without constriction
Measuring Instructions for Sigvaris 910 Advance Armsleeves
Use the chart to make sure measurements fall comfortably within the size range of the chart. (If it does not, you may need a custom garment.)
- Step One: Palm Circumference
Measure the palm circumference at the base of the fingers.
Use the chart to determine if your wrist is Small, Medium, Large, or X-Large.
- Step Two: Wrist Circumference
Measure the circumference of the wrist.
- Step Three: Upper Arm Circumference
Measure the circumference of the top of the upper arm.
- Step Four: Arm Length
Measure the length of the arm from wrist to armpit.
Use the chart to determine if your arm length is Regular or Long.
- Hand washing is recommended, but you may machine wash on the gentle cycle with garment turned inside out.
- Use lukewarm water and a mild detergent such as Sigvaris Washing Solution.
- To protect the garment during washing, it is recommended to turn the garment inside out before washing.
- Do NOT use bleach or fabric softeners.
- Rinse well and AIR-DRY. (Avoid tumble drying).
The Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system is highly complex and, when functioning, moves approximately three liters of fluid throughout the body every day. This is done through a channel of vessels as part of the blood flow's cleaning and filtering system. This system may become compromised due to treatments for cancer, surgery, injury, trauma and other causes. When this system is compromised, an accumulation of lymph fluid develops in the soft tissues and swelling occurs, most often in the extremities. This is known as Lymphedema.
Lymphedema should not be confused with edema that is a result of venous insufficiency. It's important to be aware that untreated venous insufficiency can progress into a combined venous/lymphatic disorder. The treatment for this is the same as lymphedema.
Symptoms of Arm Lymphedema
- Swelling in the arm, including the fingers
- Heaviness or tightness in the limb
- Restriction in the range of motion
- Thick or hardened skin
NOTE: If you experience any of these symptoms, it is very important that you seek immediate medical advice as early diagnosis and treatment improves both the prognosis and the condition.
Risk Factors for Lymphedema
- Morbid obesity can cause secondary lymphedema by "crushing" the lymphatics
- Lymph node removal for biopsies
- Surgery or trauma
- Radiation treatments, especially ones that are focused in areas that might contain "clusters" of lymph nodes
- Deep invasive wounds that might tear, cut or damage the lymphatics
- For primary lymphedema, any person who has a family history of unknown swelling of a limb
- Radiation and chemotherapy for cancer
- Infection of the microscopic parasite filarial larvae, though this is more common in tropical countries
- Serious infections that include lymphangitis, cellulitis, or erysipelas
The Use of Compression in Treatment
When lymphedema presents, excess fluid builds in the arm. This buildup of fluid is known as edema (sometimes called congestion). There are a number of ways to decongest this fluid build-up, including a massage technique known as Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), the use of intermittent pneumatic compression pumps, wrapping with short stretch bandages and/or wearing a graduated compression garment.
Once the limb has been reduced of fluid build-up, wearing the Sigvaris Advance Armsleeve is recommended to maintain the reduction. Compression not only improves circulation, but also aids in the upward flow of the lymphatic and venous system. This blood flow is recirculating back toward your lungs and heart causing your system to function as it did prior to having lymphedema. Lymphedema is a chronic condition that is not curable at present, but may be alleviated by appropriate management; if not treated it can progress and become difficult to manage.
- Prevent infection and keep the skin moist (avoid needle sticks, use antibactierial ointment).
- Avoid blocking fluid flow (wear loose fitting clothing, avoid a blood pressure cuff, don't carry heavy objects).
- Develop an exercise program with consult from a therapist (light, aerobic exercise is recommended).
- Avoid heat/sun or ice directly (may cause vasodilation).
- Keep blood flow from pooling (avoid sleeping on a bent arm).
- Wear a properly fitted Sigvaris graduated compression garment during stress activities and air travel.
We at MetroMedicalOnline.com are dedicated to finding the perfect products for our customers, and we believe in and stand by all of the products we offer. With a dedication to quality and comfort, we only offer products that pass our own rigorous standards and have been backed by many industry insiders including our professional fitters as well as our customers' feedback and testimonials. We do not offer products that we ourselves would not buy and believe in setting the standard in quality and reliability in the healthcare industry.
To speak to one of our caring, experienced Certified Fitters at MetroMedicalOnline.com call 1-866-774-9513.
Orders under $50 ship for a flat rate of $6.50. All orders over $50 ship for free!
Please be certain to contact your physician or therapist prior to starting any new compression therapy.
Overnight or 2nd Day shipping is available at an additional charge. View full Shipping and Delivery Policy.
This item will ship either UPS or USPS. Please provide a shipping address that can accept deliveries from either service.
Returns and Exchanges: You may try on an item for fit, but it cannot be worn and the original tags must be attached. We will not accept returns or issue refunds on items that have been worn, washed, have the tags removed, stained, smell of smoke, or damaged in any way. Please make sure all tags and packaging are exactly how they were shipped to you. The items must be carefully packed to protect the product and the packaging.
View Return Policy
While we cannot administer medical advice, our Customer Service Team members are available to assist you with the ordering of any compression garment or other medical supplies. Our toll-free number is 1-866-774-9513 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST (7:00 am to 3:00 pm PST / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST). If you prefer to correspond by email, our address is CustomerService@MetroMedicalOnline.com.
Sigvaris offers the 500 Natural Rubber Series and the new 910 Advance Series of Armsleeves and Hand Gauntlets. Both include armsleeves with and without attached hand gauntlets. The 500 series of 30-40mmHg armsleeves have support straps, while a separate hand gauntlet is also available.
We recommend that donning gloves always be worn when applying your compression garments. These gloves have a gripping texture that makes it considerably easier to put on compression hose. Donning gloves also help to prevent tearing, snagging or putting a nail or finger through the garment. Other people prefer to use a donning aid like the Juzo Slippie Gator or Jobst Stocking Donner.
We also recommend either Sigvaris, Juzo, or Jobst Jolastic Special Washing Solutions for maintaining the quality of compression garments. Jobst Jolastic Wash is formulated to remove oil, body acids, and skin salts quickly and easily without damage to the fabric. This specially designed solution will help extend the life of all elastic garments. The ingredients in Jobst ensure excellent soil removal and are mild to the user's hands.
MetroMedicalOnline offers a large selection of many widely recognized and respected brands of compression socks, stockings, and other garments that fit every lifestyle and medical condition in many different styles and compression strengths.