Why it Matters

One of the top challenges in treating wounds of the lower extremities, including edema and venus stasis ulcers, is ensuring that the patient embraces the need for life-long care. 

That's where the Vive Wear compression system makes a tremendous difference.

Self Service

Most patients apply the system on their own within the comfort of their own home, reducing the need for doctor's visits and allowing for far less disruption to their lifestyle.

In our studies this made a tremendous difference, allowing patients to change the sock and compression sleeve whenever they wanted to for comfort and hygiene.  


The second factor in improving patient compliance is the comfort of the solution. The Vive Wear system, both for compression socks and prosthetic shrinkers, are designed with comfort as a priority. The high-quality fibers we've chosen for softness and water-wicking properties make a huge difference to those that have to wear them day in and day out.

In addition, small details like the terry-cushion built into the prosthetic shrinker are built out of our experience with patients and their complaints with other products currently available. 


It only makes sense that results actually prove to have an extremely positive effect on patient compliance. In Vive Wear's case, the healing that patients experience, which then allows for a much-improved quality of life (fewer office visits, more mobility, fewer barriers to going into public). This improvement in quality of life leads to reinforcement of the medical dictate: the compression system must be worn for life for maximum effect. 

We have had patients who literally wear the Vive Wear all of the time. 

Bottom Line

If patient compliance is an issue in your practice, Vive Wear may be an effective solution.

Contact us for a Medical Office sample package, today. 

What size compression sock is right for me?

Vive Wear Sizing Chart

Choose a sock size that will safely fit the largest foot, ankle and calf measurement.

Measure at the widest part of the calf.

Measure at the smallest part of the ankle just above the ankle bones.







Vive Wear®Compression Sock Size Chart

Calf Circumference Inches 10.5-13.0 13.0-15.0 14.0-15.5 15.0-18.0 17.5-21.5
  CM 27.0-32.0 33.0-38.0 36.0-40.0 38.0-46.0 45.0-55.0
Ankle Circumference Inches 7.5 - 8.5 8.0-10.0 9.0-11.0 10.0-12.5 11.5-14.0
  CM 19.0-22.0 21.0-25.0 23.0-28.0 26.0-32.0 30.0-36.0
Shoe Size  Inches 3.0 - 5.0 6.0 - 8.0 8.0-11.0 11.0-13.0 13.0-15.0


How to choose Prosthetic Shrinker sizing?

Choose a prosthetic shrinker size that will safely fit the calf and thigh circumference.

Measure 4 finger widths above the patella (knee cap)

Measure at the widest part of the calf.







Vive Wear® below knee

Prosthetic Shrinker Size Chart

Compression 20-30 mmHg / Length 15-15 3/4” 38-40 cm

Thigh Inches 15.75-17.75 17.75-19.5 19.5-22
  CM 40-45 45-50 50-56
Calf Inches 13.75-15.75 15.75-17.75 17.75-19.25
  CM 35-40 40-45 45-49