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A Gripping New Idea

SoftFit technology is a new and unique benchmark standard in the treatment of lymphoedema/chronic oedema. As market leader in lymphology, BSN medical is committed to finding the best possible solutions in achieving greater patient acceptance and subsequently increased treatment concordance.

What is SoftFit technology?

  • A unique system of silicone yarns, knitted into the inner welt (knitted top band area of a garment)
  • An option available for JOBST® Elvarex® and JOBST® Elvarex® Soft custom-fit, flat-knit, knee high and armsleeve compression garments
  • Provides more gentle, seamless friction on the skin which means there is no cutting in and less slipping down, even when moving about
  • SoftFit is less bulky and smoother making it more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to wear
  • Increased patient acceptance is more likely to lead to more consistent wear times and therefore, optimum treatment outcomes

Click here to view the product literature.

High friction SoftFit silicone yarn

  • Removes the tighter grip that other compression garments need to stay in position
  • Minimises 'cutting in'

    • Comfortable and effective treatment

Silicone yarn knitted into the welt during the knitting process

  • Less bulky than a compression garment with a silicone band

    • More aesthetically pleasing

High gripping properties

  • Reduces risk of slippage even when moving about
  • Patients can focus on their daily lifestyle with less restrictions

    • Encourages patient concordance

Seamless design due to silicone yarn sewn in during knitting process

  • Removes the need for a circumferential seam (when compared to a garment with a silicone band)

    • More comfortable fit


SoftFt is recommended for patients with mild to moderate lymphedema, ISL staging 0, 1 and 2.

Latent: Stage 0

  • Swelling is not evident despite impaired lymph transport and may exist for months or years before oedema becomes evident

Reversible: Stage 1

  • Early onset of the condition
  • Accumulation of fluid in the tissues that subsides with limb elevation
  • Oedema may be pitting at this stage but no fibrosis evident

Irreversible: Stage 2

  • Limb elevation alone rarely reduces swelling and pitting is manifest with protein-rich oedema fluid
  • Late stage 2: there may or may not be pitting as tissue fibrosis is more evident

Lymphatic Elephantiasis: Stage 3

  • Accumulation of protein rich oedema fluid. Tissue is hard (fibrotic) and pitting is absent
  • Skin changes, such as thickening, hyperpigmentation, increased skin folds, fat deposits and warty overgrowths develop
BrandStyleRAL Compression ClassOptionDrug Tariff Code
JOBST ElvarexKnee high (AD)CCL 1-3SoftFitL-A016
JOBST ElvarexArmsleeve (CG or CG1)CCL 1 - 2 ForteSoftFitU-A018
JOBST Elvarex SoftKnee high (AD)CCL 1-3SoftFitL-A016S
JOBST Elvarex SoftArmsleeve (CG or CG1)CCL 1-2SoftFitU-A018S

The image below shows the garment style for the lower limb knee high (AD)

JOBST Elvarex RAL CCL 1 (18-21mmHg)

JOBST Elvarex RAL CCL 2 (23-32mmHg)

JOBST Elvarex RAL CCL 3 (34-46mmHg)

JOBST Elvarex Soft RAL CCL 1 (18-21mmHg)

JOBST Elvarex Soft RAL CCL 2 (23-32mmHg)

JOBST Elvarex Soft RAL CCL 3 (34-46mmHg)

The images below show garment styles for the upper limb.

From left to right: CG armsleeve*, CG1 armsleeve with bias cut

JOBST Elvarex RAL CCL 1 (15-21mmHg)

JOBST Elvarex RAL CCL 2 (23-32mmHg)

JOBST Elvarex RAL CCL 2 Forte (23-32mmHg)

JOBST Elvarex Soft RAL CCL 1 (15-21mmHg)*

JOBST Elvarex Soft RAL CCL 2 (23-32mmHg)

*JOBST Elvarex only


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