FAQ's - juxtacures

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is juxtacures?

juxtacures is an instantly adjustable compression system for the treatment of venous stasis ulcers and offers measurable compression making it safe to use on patients.

Promotes patient self-care and improves skin care. Dries up exudate due to good consistent compression.

When should I use juxtacures?

juxtacures is suitable for a vast majority of venous leg ulcer patients. Benefits over bandaging include reduced nursing time, promotes patient self-management, aids healing and reduces treatment costs

How do I order juxtacures?

  • juxtacures is available in 3 lengths (taken from the B to D measurement following the contour of the calf) - Short (28cm), Standard (33cm) and Long (38cm).
  • juxtacures can be ordered on prescription under part IXA Venous Ulcer Compression System, via NHSSC, direct to hospitals or patient direct order through head office or via our online web shop.

Product codes

juxtacures - ShortDT100/2EGD7218
juxtacures - StandardDT100/3EGD7219
juxtacures - LongDT100/4EGD7220
Comfort Leg LinerDT100LEGD7221
Comfort Compression Anklet - StdDT100SAEGD7222
Comfort Compression Anklet - LargeDT100LAEGD7223

Which size do I choose?

  • Choose the juxtacures length nearest to your patient's b-d measurement.
  • If the measurement falls between two sizes, chose the longer size if oedema is present and chose the shorter size if none or minimal oedema present.

How do I fit the garment initially?

Click on the video link on the juxtacures page

Do I ever need to re-set the spine?

  • The spine is set depending on the ankle and calf measurements. Measuring should be performed weekly initially to check on limb size. Velcro spine can then be re-adjusted according to the measurements.

What do I do about the patients' feet?

  • juxtacures is supplied with 2 Comfort Compression Anklets to control/prevent foot oedema. One anklet should be used routinely. If additional compression is required, two may be used together.

Can I wash the juxtacures?

  • The juxtacures, Comfort Leg Liner and Comfort Compression Anklet should be washed at a low temperature in the washing machine and tumble dried on a cool setting or air dried on a flat surface. If in the unlikely event the juxtacures becomes soiled form exudate, it is possible to wash the product at 65 degrees.

Can I use the juxtacures if the ulcer is below or extends below the lower edge of the garment?

  • Wearing the juxtacures will improve venous hypertension. Even if an ulcer falls below the lower edge of the juxtacures it can be managed effectively with a dressing, and the Comfort Compression Anklet, which are worn as part of the juxtacures regime/recommendations.
  • It is also possible to cut a medi lymph-pad (stripe version) to the size of the ulcer and place it on top of the dressing under the Comfort Compression Anklet to improve stiffness (especially if the ulcer is behind the malleolus). These lymph-pads are available from medi UK.

Which way around should the juxtacures be worn?

  • The correct way of wearing the juxtacures is with the black side to the skin. It is labelled ankle and calf to ensure the garment is the correct way up.

Can juxtacures be used for mixed aetiology ulcers?

  • All ulcers require a full medical assessment to establish the cause for the ulceration. If compression is suitable, low compression (20 mmHg) is easily applied using the Built-In Pressure system.

Can my patient wear shoes while wearing a juxtacures?

  • juxtacures allows for immediate return to regular shoes as well as a full range of motion in the ankle. This is important in improving the calf muscle pump which will help heal the venous leg ulcer.

The scale is small on the BPS card - how does this work?

  • The juxtacures is made up of inelastic material, therefore small amounts of stretch on the fabric is all that is required to achieve greater levels of compression.
  • The BPS ensures that the juxtacures offers the correct calibrated compression. This is unique to juxta products.

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