Donning and doffing of (tigh-high) compression stockings independently with stocking aid Steve Complete
Do you wear compression stockings and do you have difficulty putting them on and taking them off? With the support stocking aid Steve Complete you can put on and take off your compression stockings independently, without having to bend down or exert a lot of force. Steve Complete stands for ultimate comfort and ease of use and can be used for putting on and taking off all types of stockings.
Are you curious about how this tool works exactly? Read the explanation below or watch the Steve Complete instructional video.
Assembling the Steve donning aid
♦ The handles each consist of two parts. Take the lower and upper tube section and slide them together a little. Press the push button and then slide them further together. After you have set the desired height, tighten the lock.
♦ Do not disassemble the handles after assembly, this will prevent you from losing the loose parts in the handles.
♦ If you disassemble the Steve Complete, you can slide the handles together so that they take up less space.
♦ Take the mounted handles and fix them in the green base using the push button. Check that the handles are properly secured in the green base.
♦ You can adjust the height of the handles.
♦ First loosen the lock, then set the correct height of the handle. When the nipple has come out through the desired hole, retighten the lock.
Putting on the stocking with Steve Complete
♦ Place the Steve Complete donning aid in front of you, for example on a table.
♦ Take the elastic stocking with the heel piece towards you and turn the edge of the stocking over for a good grip.
♦ Place the (groin) stocking in the Steve Complete and first slide the turned-up collar over the black pull-on shaft at the back. Then pull the stocking downwards.
♦ For maximum grip on the stocking, we recommend putting on the Steve grip gloves.
♦ Enclose the stocking that is around the pull-on tube with your hands, now roll the stocking down evenly until the heel piece of the stocking is half over the edge of the pull-on shaft.
♦ Check whether the heel of the stocking is in the middle of the pull-on tube.
♦ Sit on a chair (not too high).
♦ Tilt Steve Complete towards you.
♦ Point your foot and insert it completely into the compression stocking. After this, gently pull the Steve Complete up your leg with back and forth movements. In this way the stocking does not stretch too much and it rolls around your leg.
Remove compression stocking with Steve Complete
♦ Strip the top part of the compression stocking tightly until below the knee.
♦ Grab the Steve Ring OFF and make sure you can read the text "Steve+".
♦ Place the ring around your leg, with the opening of the ring facing forward.
♦ Now slide the ring on one side of the stocking a few centimeters below the collar.
♦ Then slide the ring on the other side of the stocking. The ring is now fully stocked.
♦ The ring should be parallel under the compression stocking.
♦ Put your leg through the handles of Steve Complete, put your foot on the floor and slide the green base with the bottom over the stocking-lined ring. Now push the ring downwards with a smooth movement.
♦ You can also pull your leg out after Steve Complete hits the ground.
Steve Originals® donning aids for compression stockings
Steve Complete is the most comfortable donning aid available. With Steve Complete you don't have to bend down and use only minimal force to put on your compression stockings. Taking off the compression stockings is also effortless and without bending. Steve Complete is the ideal aid for when you don't want to go a day without compression stockings and when self-reliance is important.
Looking for a different type of aid? In addition to the Steve Complete, we offer a complete range of other donning aids for compression stockings. From full support to that little bit of extra comfort: Steve always has a donning aid that suits you.