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Beyond Prosthetics and Orthotics

At Knit-Rite, part of the mission statement is to improve the lives of those who use our products.  That goes beyond prosthetic and orthotic products.  Therafirm is a division of Knit-Rite and a manufacturer of quality compression hosiery and socks.

The true gradient compression offered in Therafirm hosiery and socks delivers a controlled amount of pressure greatest at the ankle and gradually decreases toward the top of the stocking to promote blood flow, assist in preventing swelling and provide relief for tired and achy legs.

Therafirm includes several brands to offer the therapeutic benefits of gradient compression to different markets, including Preggers, for maternity compression; Core-Sport, for athletic compression; and GOGO, Ease and Core-Spun, for comfortable and easy-to-wear everyday compression.

We’re proud of improving the lives of many people with these products.  But, don’t take it from us.  Here are a few of the things our customers say about our Therafirm products!

  • Jill J. who ordered Maternity Leggings and Support Band from Preggers
    I am 35 weeks along and I was on my feet all day at work. My legs did not ache or swell at all after a 6 hour day in my new Preggers leggings.
  • Leigh who ordered Light Support Maternity Footless Tights from Preggers
    I thought I would be chained to wearing compression nylons all summer. I find nylons itchy and frustrating due to how easily they snag or start to sag. However, when I found these footless tights, I have not needed to go back to nylons. These tights feel comfortable all day long, do not sag, and still look great despite me wearing them everyday for two months so far. My friends and family tell me all the time that they do not look like maternity compression hose, and I agree.Leigh_Review
  • Martha B. who ordered Mild Compression Athletic Performance Socks from Therafirm
    Great product! Excellent support! Perfect for the gym… It keeps sweat off but also doesn’t make you sweaty. Highly recommend!
  • Carrie who ordered Women’s Light Support Tights from Therafirm
    I bought 5 pairs of these. The material is so soft and comfortable. It never bunches up behind my knees and is very easy to put on. I love the colors they look stunning with skirts. Thank you, Therafirm, for making good quality and beautiful compression wear. I love them!Carrie-review
  • T.W who ordered Women’s Mild Support Pantyhose from Therafirm
    I am hooked! So energizing, fabulous fabric, loved the cocoa brown color. Soon, I will get in black as well. Great waistband too.T.W-Review
  • T.B. who ordered Light Support Pantyhose from GOGO
    I personally have been very satisfied with the fit and feel of your products. The graduated compression really helps to keep me moving and feeling healthy. When wearing these, I am encouraged to get up and get moving with much less pain or fatigue. You folks have an awesome and affordable product that helps people get back to appreciating the basics in life! Thank You!!
  • Andrea H. who ordered Light Support Footless Tights from GOGO
    I just received these today and I have yet to take them off. The color is awesome (and exactly as pictured), and they’re soft and comfortable.

Soft-Sock and Liner-Liner Great for Amputee Athletes

Every athlete knows it’s important to protect your body; it’s your most important piece of athletic equipment and the key to longevity in your sport.  Football players wear helmets and pads. Soccer players wear shin guards. Volleyball players wear a good pair of knee pads.  And runners wear the right kind of running shoes designed for long distance or sprints, and meant to protect their feet.

Amputee athletes are no different.  They must also protect their bodies, from the elements of their sports and even from the blisters and irritation caused from the prostheses themselves.  Protection is the role that Knit-Rite prosthetic socks play for these athletes.

“It doesn’t matter how fancy your prosthesis is, you have to have the right sock,” says Tanya Khvitsko, Knit-Rite employee and amputee runner. Tanya is a champion of the Soft-Sock. It’s her choice for everyday and for running.  “It’s lightweight and super comfortable,” she says.

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Here’s Tanya wearing a Soft-Sock in one of her races!

The lightweight nature is important to Tanya in securing the right fit and being comfortable while she trains and competes.  The super soft and moisture-wicking fibers of the Soft-Sock are extra gentle on Tanya’s sensitive skin.

When irritation does set in, Tanya turns to Knit-Rite’s Liner-Liner.  The super soft, super thin material of the Liner-Liner helps to relieve irritation, while not inhibiting the suction grip of her prosthesis against her skin.

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The Soft-Sock and Liner-Liner are important tools as Tanya trains and works toward her goals.  She wants to run a full marathon.  She started running three years ago and since that time, she’s run more than 50 races, one of them a half marathon.  And she ran her fastest 5K in 30 minutes.  The full marathon won’t be far off!

NEW! | 4-Way Stretch Shrinker with Rounded Toe

The new 4-Way Stretch Shrinker offers superior fit qualities, is extremely soft, and is easier to don. Core-spun construction provides a wider range of stretch. Other great benefits include:

  • Silicone dot suspension band to help keep shrinker in place. AK available with or without waist belt. 
  • Black version features X-Static to help prevent odor in the garment and provide wicking and thermal properties 
  • Available in Medium (20-30 mmHg) and Heavy (30-40 mmHg) compression, Transtibial and Transfemoral sizes.

NEW! Sterling Prosthetic Socks

The Knit Rite Sterling Prosthetic Sock was first developed in 1921.  Since that time, the finest materials have been combined with the most innovative technologies to create a premier prosthetic sock.  The Sterling Prosthetic sock features a reinforced toe, a more rounded toe and the absence of any open stitching.  All Sterling Socks are treated with a colored thread at the hem so the patient can determine the ply after washing.

Sterling Prosthetic Socks are available in Wool, Sterling Stretch, or Cotton.  The Sterling Wool sock is a blend of virgin domestic wool and Australian wool.  This blend provides the right about amount of stretch while still being soft.  One and two ply socks are 100% Australian wool.  Both are machine washable.

The Sterling Stretch Sock contains Cool-Max and Lycra so the sock conforms to the shape of the limb.  The Cool-Max also allows for moisture wicking.  This sock is fleeced on the inside which adds further comfort.

Cotton Sterling Prosthetic Socks are absorbent and hold their shape.  Shrinkage is minimal and can be mash washed.

For more information about the Knit-Rite’s Sterling Prosthetic Socks or to find a provider, please visit us online.

NEW! Patented Hemispherically Knit Toe

Knit Rite’s soft sock has a new, patented hemispherically knit distal end.  The originally cuddly, soft Knit Rite Soft Sock has been updated with a 3-D distal end to provide improved fitting and comfort over the traditional flat knit shape of traditional prosthetic socks.  Knit-Rite Soft Socks  contain the right amount of Lyrca to provide stretch for an optimal fit.

Soft Socks are available in X-Static and Micro-Cool.  Both fibers help to wick moisture away from the skin to inhibit the growth of odor causing bacteria.  With a fleeced interior, Soft Socks feel warm and cuddly next to the skin.

For more information about Knit-Rite’s Soft Sock or to find a provider near you, please visit Knit-Rite online.

Trulife Select Knee

 

The Trulife Select Knee offers smooth variable cadence and function for the active above the knee amputee.  Utlizing the 4 bar design, the Trulife Select Pneumatic Knee enhances stability and is appropriate for A/K amputees of all activities levels up to 225 lbs.

The Trulife Pneumatic Knee Features:

  • Smooth fluid-like funtion
  • Variable Cadance
  • 4 bar stability
  • Integral European four-hole proximal adapting surface
  • Durable, lightweight aluminum design

NEW! SmartKnit Neuropathic Boot Interface

The SmartKnit Boot Interface offers protection specifically designed for the walking boot.  SmartKnit Boot Socks are completely seam-free.  Made the same way a caterpillar spins its cocoon, the SmartKnit Boot Interface has no seam to irritate the toes.  Not only are they seamless, but they are also form fitting.  Made with Core-Spun yarns, the SmatKnit Boot Sock hugs the foot and reduces the risk of pressure causing wrinkles.  For those individuals with neuropathy, these features help to keep their feet healthy.   The SmartKnit Boot Interface is also made with X-Static Silver fibers.  These fibers inhibit bacteria and fungus growth and results in a more hygienic sock environment that helps prevent dermatitis and the risk of skin infection.  The X-Static fibers are also moisture wicking which keep the feet dry.  Moisture wicking socks helps to keep feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

If you’re interested in trying the SmartKnit Boot Interface, find a provider near you!