- Manufacturer: Solidea by Calzificio Pinelli
- Product Name: Silver Wave Bilateral Compression Armsleeve
- Product Number: 0433A5
- MMO Product Number: solidea0433A5
- Compression Strength: 15/21 mmHg (The mean compression for an average forearm size)
- Available Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
- Border: Soft Dorsal Support Band
- Available Colors: Champagne, Camel, Black
- Materials: 80% Nylon, 20% Lycra
- Packaging: One Armsleeve
To manage chronic conditions, Micro Massage garments are most effective when alternated with their Therapeutic garments. (Solidea Therapeutic Silky Smooth Unilateral Compression Armsleeve, 15/21)
Notes from our Certified Fitters:
Always contact your physician and or therapist to determine the correct compression strength for your condition.
Features of Solidea Silver Wave Bilateral Compression Armsleeve
- Patented Micro Massage fabric creates gentle massage
- Graduated compression 15/21
- Enhanced movement of fluid out of affected area
- Attractive design
- Effective, comfortable, and easy donning
- Seamless sleeves stay in place with soft dorsal support band
- Breathable fabric embedded with bacteriostatic silver ions to reduce bacteria
- Compression free cuffs enable pairing with gauntlet or glove
- Maximum effect with alternate use with Solidea Therapeutic Compression Armsleeve
- Latex Free
- Material: 80% nylon, 20% Lycra
- Available Colors: Champagne, Camel, Black
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
- Made in Italy with finest quality materials/craftsmanship
Designer Therapeutic CompressionInnovative and Uniquely Effective Compression Garments
Solidea of Italy are the makers of revolutionary therapeutic compression garments with the finest craftsmanship, materials, and innovative designs since 1976. As the leading designer of luxurious therapeutic compression, Solidea's extensive research and development of new fabric technology has resulted in garments with unparalleled effectiveness, comfort, and style. Solidea's patented circular knit fabrics are proven to maintain therapeutic compression levels and are made with the finest quality materials and craftsmanship.
Solidea's Next Generation Compression
- Patented Advanced Micro Massage Fabric:
Exceptionally comfortable, their textured fabrics combined with lighter graduated compression, create a gentle micro massage as the body moves. This combination helps the body utilize subcutaneous lymphatic capillaries to maximize fluid movement. To manage chronic conditions, Micro Massage garments are most effective when alternated with their Therapeutic garments.
- Patented Therapeutic Fabric
Their Therapeutic fabric is as beautiful and elegant as it is effective and comfortable. The graduated compression garments made with this breathable, circular knit, three-way stretch fabric are easier to don and offer a sleek, seamless appearance to smooth the silhouette. Therapeutic garments are an excellent choice for managing chronic conditions.
- Support Fabric
Their support fabrics, offered in sheer and opaque variations are comparable to designer hosiery. The graduated compression garments made from this breathable, three-way stretch fabric offer therapeutic benefits without sacrificing comfort and style. Support garments are most beneficial for mild conditions, as a preventative or to energize legs.
- Bacteriostatic Silver Ions
Solidea's most advanced garments feature embedded silver ions to reduce bacteria on the skin. Silver ions also help disperse heat and eliminate odors.
- Antimicrobial Treatment
The antimicrobial treatment is a hygienic textile treatment with high-wash durability that deactivates the bacteria that cause unpleasant odors.
- Latex Free: All Solidea garments are Latex Free
Dr. Allmendinger, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon explains, "Solidea has added a new dimension to therapeutic compression. The inner layer of these garments is produced with a unique process that results in a relief pattern of circumferential ribs. As the body moves these ribs expand and contract to create a gentle wave of pressure to stimulate the capillaries and move fluid.
Unlike standard compression garments which move fluids through the deeper channels, this combination appears to stimulate the superficial system and enable continued function.
Lower level graduated compression, which is easier to put on and take off, in conjunction with the garment's massage action increases effectiveness and comfort. This can result in improved patient compliance and outcome."Frequently Asked Questions
How are Solidea garments engineered for maximum effectiveness and comfort?
Solidea has designed a line of compression wear in smooth and textured circular knit fabrics proven to maintain therapeutic compression levels. Each garment is made in Italy with the finest quality materials and craftsmanship and with meticulous attention to detail. The advanced Micro Massage fabric stimulates subcutaneous capillaries with a gentle massage -- an advanced and more comfortable approach to fluid movement. The smooth fabrics are soft and luxurious and set the standard in comfortable and stylish compression wear. Designed for effectiveness and ease of donning, the garment fabrics are either embedded with silver ions or an antimicrobial treatment to reduce bacteria and the chance of infection.
- Can I combine garments for a custom fit, easier donning or more complete coverage?
Patients have combined or overlapped garments to create the desired compression coverage or level. Two lower compression garments may be easier for a wearer to apply and wear comfortably.
- How do I care for a garment and how long will it last?
Solidea compression garments should be replaced in approximately three to six months depending on wear and washing. For best results, hand wash with gentle fragrance-free detergent and lay flat to dry. You may machine wash in a lingerie bag on delicate in warm or cold water. If you choose to use a dryer, use a low temperature setting. Do not use bleach, chlorine, fabric softener or other laundry additives.
- How can I find the correct size?
There are detailed size charts.
- What if the size is not fitting me well?
Please exchange any garment for another size or simply return the item unused for a refund. Due to different body shapes you may need to try a different size or style to fit your individual needs. Sometimes it takes a little trial and error before getting your garment right.
- Is there Latex in Solidea garments?
No, all Solidea garments are latex free.
- Will lotion or creams damage the garments?
Since Solidea products are all latex free, lotions and creams are perfectly safe to put on prior to wearing the garments.
- What are donning gloves and how do they work?
They are rubber gloves that have a special raised pattern on the palm to grab the fabric of your compression garment without compromising the material. This allows you to easily position the garment to insure the compression is evenly distributed and is comfortably in place. Donning gloves are a necessity if you wear your garment regularly.
- Can I wear the bilateral arm sleeve if I don't have swelling in that arm?
The bilateral compression arm sleeve and all legwear are perfectly safe to wear on unaffected limbs. When determining size, always base your decision on the circumference of the affected limb.
Compression garments improve circulation and reduce swelling as well as discomfort associated with:
- Spider veins (telangiectasia)
- Varicose veins
- Venous eczema
- Venous ulcers
- DVT (deep vein thrombosis, or blood clot) prevention
- PTS (post-thrombotic syndrome)
- Swelling (edema)
- Burn scars
- Aching, tired legs
- Post sclerotherapy
- Venous insufficiency
- Joint injury or inflammation
- Surgery and scarring
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Although the Solidea® Silver Wave Compression Armsleeve and the Solidea® Therapeutic Armsleeves may be used exclusively, alternating these garments provides maximum effect in more effectively moving fluid out of the entire arm. Solidea patented two complementary fabrics with these garments, each with unique properties. The Micro Massage fabric of the Silver Wave Compression Armsleeve creates gentle massage which stimulates the superficial capillaries while the silky smooth fabric of the Therapeutic Armsleeve is designed to improve circulation and move accumulated fluid through deeper vessels and out of the affected area.
A Solidea micro massage gauntlet may be combined with any of their armsleeves and worn to the knuckle or extended half-way up the fingers.
Solidea also has compression garments for the other parts of the body and design for both men and women with specific items, all with their patented, innovative, and superior fabric.
MetroMedicalOnline has partnered with the leading manufacturers of compression garments, and we carry the most creative, effective, and fashionable compression products available. Please browse our entire line of Compression.
Accessory items that may be helpful include donning gloves and devices, such as the Juzo Slippie. Special washing detergents assist in prolonging the life of your garment.
In addition, we have an extensive line of bandages and orthopedic products to meet whatever needs one might have.