The James Leg Elevator – Low, is a leg support pillow, or leg support cushion to elevate the leg. It is 100% Heat Sealed for infection control.
The Elevators have been in use in Orthopaedic wards for many years. They can help reduce or even prevent swelling in the leg. The Patient’s leg rests on a convoluted foam surface. The convolutions can help blood flow and help avoid deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
You may also be interested in the James Leg Elevator – High (sold separately).
Place under the leg.
The foot will be raised about 25cm / 10″ depending on the length of the patient’s leg. The Elevator has side walls to help prevent the leg from rolling off the sides.
If the patient has a plaster cast, some sharp edges on the outside of the plaster cast may damage the cover of the Elevator, so we recommend placing a small towel on the Elevator under the cast to give some protection to the cover. Place a rolled-up towel under the knee if the patient’s leg needs to be bent or flexed.