Heel & Footdrop Bed Support

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AUD $198.00

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The Heel & Footdrop Bed Support:

About the Heel & Footdrop Bed Support

This product is made from foam with a polycotton cover. It should be placed on the bed so the patient’s heels are over the gap at the base of the upright footdrop rest. Note the convoluted section of foam extends under the legs to beyond the knees. This is to help prevent hyper-extension of the knee. The two side struts should be held in position by the Hook & Loop Tape straps.

The bed clothes rest on top of the Support, above the toes. This will stop extra pressure on the feet. This helps prevent footdrop and rotation of the feet.

If the feet are rotating, we recommend the Anti-Rotation Foot Strap (sold separately) that can be fitted onto the Heel & Footdrop Bed Support. These soft elasticised straps are easy to use and can be fitted to individual needs.

When putting the Support on the bed it can normally be resting against the bed’s foot board, or if used with a very short person, a pillow can be placed between the Heel & Footdrop Bed Support and the foot board. Another method of securing the Heel & Footdrop Bed Support is to tuck the top sheet underneath it or tie a ribbon from the two side loops to the bed frame.

As the lower legs and feet are slightly raised, you may find this product helpful in preventing Oedema. Even when patients are lying on their side, the soft convoluted foam helps prevent heel pressure. This product can be used on top of a Pressure Relief Overlay Mattress (sold separately). If the patient is likely to soil the product, we suggest a waterproof cover is placed over the convoluted leg section to prevent the foam from getting wet. This product can also be used to ‘shorten the bed’ for patients who may slide down the bed.

Also available in Pelican’s Heel Support range:

Convoluted Foam Heel & Elbow Pads Convoluted Foam Heel & Elbow Pads
Convoluted Foam Heel & Elbow Pads - Covered Convoluted Foam Heel & Elbow Pads – Covered
Convoluted Foam Heel & Elbow Pads – Covered – Large
Heel Holder Heel Holder
Heel & Elbow Pads - Polyester Padded Heel & Elbow Pads – Polyester Padded
Wool Heel & Elbow Pads Wool Heel & Elbow Pads
Bed Heel Elevator
Bed Heel Raiser Bed Heel Raiser
soft heel cushion Soft Heel Cushion

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Remove cover and wash 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.

This product is to help with the prevention of pressure sores. Sometimes, due to the patient deteriorating, the product may become unsuitable. Continuous monitoring is necessary and alternative products may be recommended.

Why use convoluted foam under the lower legs?

The convoluted foam is beneficial for pressure care and air circulation. As the patient moves their legs every now and then, the convolutions will be in different areas under the legs which is also beneficial.