The Extended Leg Board is designed to support an extended leg and is normally used in a wheelchair. The Board can be used for either the left or right leg. The Amputee and Child sizes work in the same way as the Standard size, but with a shorter board length, making it easier to turn though doorways and around corners. Made from a strong plastic that is easy to wipe clean to help Infection Control. This plastic is virtually maintenance free and will not splinter. The webbing straps can be removed for washing or replacing if necessary.
The Extended Leg Board – Leg Cushions are an accessory to fit to the Board, to offer protection under the leg and heel. Three sizes are available to fit Pelican’s Standard, Amputee, and Child size Extended Leg Boards.
To Fit to Wheelchair
Place the Extended Leg Board on the Chair. Make sure the Extended Leg section will be on the left or right side as required. Then do up the red 25mm / 1″ straps at the rear chair frame, wrapping it around the frame, before doing up the buckle. There are another two slots at the front of the sitting section. These are only used if they are needed on a wheelchair when the rear straps do not keep the board in place. These may be needed to restrain the patient’s thighs. If they are needed, another set of red straps can be purchased by contacting Pelican. Once the patient is sitting down with their leg on the extended section, the Leg Strap can be done up to keep the leg in position.
To Fit The Leg Cushion: Extend the circular elastic loops sewn to the underside of the Cushion and slide them both onto the Leg Board as far as the seat part of the Board.
||Extended Leg Board – Standard
||112cm / 44″
||40cm / 16″
||Extended Leg Board – Amputee
||68cm / 27″
||40cm / 16″
||Extended Leg Board – Child
|| 76cm / 30″
||31cm / 12″
||Leg Cushion – Standard
||69cm / 27″
||Leg Cushion – Amputee
||28cm / 11″
||Leg Cushion – Child
||42cm / 17″
Weight Testing: There is no Standard for this product, and we are aware that any testing we do does not account for individual people’s weight distribution, shape and size. For our own ‘in house’ testing we placed a total of 96.1kg / 211.9lbs. on a wheelchair seat section of the Board and three weights totalling 41.9kg / 92.3lbs on the Extended Leg Section of the board, so the weight was running the length of the extended section. We left the weights in place for 30 minutes, this is 10 minutes longer than the testing time when testing Patient Lifting Slings for the Australian and International Standards. The extended section of the Board bent down so the top edge of the board was 19cm / 7.5″ from the floor. After 30 minutes this had gone down to 18cm / 7.1″ from the floor. After removing the weights from the Extended Leg Section the board resumed to being straight again and the end was 41.9cm / 16.5″ from the floor. We then placed the board on a flat table and noticed a slight bend of about 1mm / 0.04″. There was no apparent damage to the Board.
Extended Leg Board: Remove the Extended Leg Board from the chair and wipe clean with a hospital grade disinfectant. The webbing straps can be removed, so even the inside of the webbing slots can be wiped clean. The webbing straps can be washed up to 80°C (176°F). Air or tumble dry on a cool setting, ensuring the drum is cool. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.
Extended Leg Board Leg Cushion: Wipe with a hospital grade disinfectant. Remove the foam from inside the cover and then hand or machine wash the cover and the foam up to 80°C (176°F). After a spin dry cycle, both the cover and the foam will be nearly dry. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.
The foam used in the Cushion is a special foam that allows most of the water to be removed during the spin cycle.
Holding the black foam under light, it is easy to see through. Water spins out of the foam in dryer.
Warning: When wheeling a patient with a long or heavy leg or when going up or down a kerb, the extended length of the Board may spring up and down if the wheelchair is going too fast. Do not let children or adults sit on the Leg Extension.
General Manual Handling Warning: Manual Handling products are designed to assist carers to help patients. They will not make the carer stronger or fitter, but with correct training and use of the products, should make manual handling easier and safer for both staff and patients. When training, practise with an able-bodied colleague. If any procedure is not comfortable or is difficult and puts the carer or patient in a dangerous position, the participants should call out to stop the manoeuvre, recover and recommence. Never jeopardise your health by straining, twisting or being incorrectly positioned when manual handling. Always select the most appropriate equipment for the patient’s current condition and if in doubt, use mechanical equipment. Ask your Manual Handling adviser for individual guidance.
Correct Buckle Threading: Click here to view a video showing the correct way to thread a buckle onto the webbing. It is vital that the buckles on this product are correctly fitted. Contact us if you need to order a replacement buckle if one is broken.