The DryPro vacuum arm protector covers the arm up to the armpit or elbow. The protector is shaped like a long, rubber glove (available in 6 different sizes) that completely covers the bandaged/injured area. Suited for patients with arm casts, bandaged arms, skin conditions, severe wounds etc.
Using the arm protector allows patients to shower with complete confidence and no fear of getting the arm wet. Patients can even swim and dive in the pool or ocean, despite their medical condition. Of course, these activities must be approved by the patient’s physician (some patients are prohibited from entering the swimming pool for reasons other than concern about getting their arm wet, such as the presence of bacteria or various chemicals in the water).
The arm protector is made of durable rubber (contains latex) that can be stretched to up to 6 times its original size. Shaped like a glove, the protector’s opening is narrower than the arm it covers. This helps the protector fit tightly around the arm and seal it completely. The pump that comes with the protector sucks the air from inside the glove through a special valve, tightening the glove around the arm and creating a vacuum. The vacuum also makes it difficult for the patient to remove the glove while in the water, and makes any air that enters the glove very easy to spot. Checking the glove’s water-tightness is therefore very simple: no air means no water!
The wide range of available sizes means the gloves can be used by both children and adults.
The protector can be used by patients of all ages. It is, however, necessary to measure the arm to find the correct size that would allow the patient to get in the water comfortably and with complete confidence!
The arm protector is available in two variations :
Half arm protector – HL – covers the arm up to the elbow.
Full arm protector – FL – covers the entire arm up to the armpit.
Each variation has several length and circumference sizes and can be used by both children and adults.
The protector is suited for patients with arm casts/bandages, prosthetic arms and other limitations that cause water sensitivity.
To find the correct size half/full arm protector, measure the length from the end of the cast to your outstretched fingertips.
Then, measure the exact circumference of your arm just past the end of your cast (keep the measuring device tight, but make sure your arm is comfortable).
Once you have performed the measurements:
The DryPro protector sleeve was developed using cutting edge technologies that allow easy application and removal. The protector can be stretched to up to 5 times its original size and easily slips onto the arm.
All DryPro products come is a number of sizes and can be fitted perfectly to patients of different ages.
Before using the protector, please read the “Do’s and Don’t’s” article. You can find it in the upper right area of this page.
Widen the opening and stretch the protector onto your arm, so that it covers the cast/bandage completely.
Attach the small pump to the valve and pump out all the air until vacuum is achieved and you can see the texture of the bandage underneath the rubber. When the pump stops responding to your squeezing, remove it and push on the safety cap to close the one-way valve.
When you are done using the protector, simply slip your fingers underneath it and lift up the cuff to let the air back in. The protector should now be loose. Simply slide it back off or roll it out from your arm.