RevoLock Lanyard: How To Maximize It’s Use
We were able to sit down with Joe Mahon, Inventor of RevoLock Lanyard and Co-Founder of Click Medical to talk with him about his motivation behind the creation of RevoLock Lanyard, the difference that he sees it making in the O&P industry, and helpful tips to get the best use out of it.
The new RevoLock Lanyard solves the problem of the patient having to force their limb into the socket all while cleanly and securely positioning and suspending the limb. Some benefits of RevoLock Lanyard include:
- Amputees can don the socket while seated
- Easy access to control adjustment dial
- Boa® Fit System gives the amputee more power to don the socket
- No dangling cord to store – everything is contained in the Dial
- Safe for use in water or harsh elements
- Works well with suction seal-in liners
“I created this from a standpoint of the patient. I wanted my patients to be able to don their prosthesis in a seated position before they stood up and took any steps. It’s both a safety and a liability issue.”
There are a handful of key elements that will helpful for both the Practitioner and the patient to know to ensure that the Lanyard is being used to its maximum capacity:
- Make sure you always make sure the limb gets fully seated within the prosthesis and there is total contact. There could be some hyperemia from distal pull if you are not fully seated in the limb. Because there could be an airspace between the limb and the prosthesis, there could be some distal edema, but if the limb is fully seated there won’t be an air void.
- Almost all the parts of the lanyard are replaceable. The housing is laminated to the prosthesis so that’s not replaceable but everything else is. The dial housing, the spool within the dial housing, and the dial house itself are all replaceable. It’s also a very easy replacement that probably only takes 10 minutes.
- Check the lace daily or weekly because fraying can occur. If you notice any fraying, change the lace as quickly as possible. It is recommended that you change your lace every six months. There is no warranty on the laces but it is very easy to replace them.
- There are a few ways to reduce friction that you may experience with your lanyard or prosthetic. Some people will pull a thin Duraplex and laminate their socket over this. If you do this, it’s important to not pull it too tight which can expose the weave a create more friction. Some people also use a squirt of powder to reduce friction.
Please note this product underwent a name update since the video was made. It was called the RevoFit Lanyard. It is now called the RevoLock Lanyard.
If you are interested in hearing the entire conversation that we had with Joe and learning more about RevoFit Lanyard, click here and you will have access to the recording.