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Love Your Knit-Rite Products? Tell Us About It & Support A Charity Of Your Choice!

April is National Limb Loss Awareness Month. During this month-long event, we’re asking you to share your story and send us your video testimonial about how our products have served you. As a ‘thank you’, we will donate $100 to one of the charities listed below!

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Once you have recorded your video testimonial, just upload your video to a hosting service like YouTube and email the link along with your Video Testimonial Release Form to us at info@knitrite.com!

Please read the following before recording your testimonial:

  • Videos must be 1.5 minutes and no longer than 3 minutes in length.
  • Entries in which the reviewer’s face is obstructed are grounds to have submission denied.
  • Use of foul language is grounds to have submission denied.

Videos must answer the following questions:

  • Which product you are reviewing.
  • Why you use (Knit-Rite, Inc. product).
  • What you like about (Knit-Rite, Inc. product).

All who wish to submit a video testimonial must review, sign and attach our Video Testimonial Release Form along with their video submissions.

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Knit-Rite, Inc. reserves the right to deny any submissions that are believed to be inappropriate for the purpose of this campaign event.

The Knit-Rite Problem-Solver!

Last week I had a call for a shrinker for a trans-tibial amputee who weighed a little over 400 lbs. The problem is the large circumference difference between the knee and the thigh and the inability to keep the top of the shrinker from rolling down.  As I stressed over this, I thought about using an AK shrinker and uitilizing the belt to hold it up, but the AK shrinker is a straight tube and would not handle the large taper from the thigh to the distal end.

In response to this issue, we’ve made a lower extremity dressing retention and compression garment that is modeled after our AK shrinker that is tapered to go down over the shin and onto the forefoot. The lower extremity dressing retention and compression garment works great. The top is large enough to contain the entire thigh, the belt is long enough to go around the waist, and the taper is just right to provide compression on the residual limb. We chose to stitch the distal end to give a custom look, but patients can still add a bone ring distally to close. Try it out – it just may help solve the problem!

Doyle Collier– Doyle Collier,
Knit-Rite Technical Director, CP