Tips and tricks
Here you will find our tips for putting on (donning) your compression armsleeves with the medi arm Butler.
Avoid overstretching the material when putting on the armsleeve or it will not fit your arm properly.
If you have any problems, ask your clinician to show you how to put on your compression armsleeve. They will show you and practice it with you.
Donning a flat knit compression armsleeve with medi's Arm butler
How to put on a flat knit medical compression armsleeve with medi's Arm butler. In this video, you will get valuable information on how easy it is to do.
Donning a round knit compression armsleeve with medi’s Arm butler
How to put on a round knit medical compression armsleeve with medi’s Arm butler. In this video, you will get valuable information on how easy it is to do.
Lay a non-slip surface (e.g. a sponge or rubber mat) under the medi Arm Butler.
Place the medi Arm Butler on a table or something similar.
medi tip: lay a non-slip surface (e.g. a non-slip mat) under the medi Butler.
Slip the sleeve over the semicircular cylinder. Please make sure that the seam is not exactly in the middle, but slightly off to one side.
- Sleeves for the right arm – off to the right at about 4 o’clock.
- Sleeves for the left arm – off to the left at about 8 o’clock.
Now lay the Arm Butler flat. To stabilise it, anchor the L shaped front end against the front edge of a table.
Now push your hand into the opening. Please remember to carefully hold the cuff of the sleeve on the Butler with the other hand.
Now slide your hand smoothly into the sleeve without twisting it.
Check once again that the sleeve sits properly, particularly at the elbow crease, and, if applicable, then turn up the topband or attachment.
Donning and doffing aids from medi
You will find further details about the medi Arm Butler here.