Leg Abductor – Foot to Knee
$81.00 AUD – $116.00 AUD
The Leg Abductor – Foot to Knee can be used when sitting in a chair or lying in bed and is useful for patients who are contracting and crossing their legs. It is also used to abduct the legs after a broken tip of femur or after hip operations etc. They are made from a very hard foam cut into a wedge shape, similar but a lot smaller than our Leg Abductor – Large that is used after a total hip replacement operation.
We use a water resistant nylon cover, as it is less likely to cause sweating than a vinyl cover. Before fitting the nylon cover, we place the foam in a polythene bag to give it added protection. The cover has soft cotton webbing with Velcro type fasteners to secure the legs to the Abductor. It may be advisable with some patients who have very delicate skin, to put some combine padding around the legs to protect them. Monitor the patient’s skin for pressure sores, particularly around the inside of the knees.
When using this product, remember that some patients may get cramps if they sit for long periods and cannot move their legs. Refer to their care plan regarding ambulation. It may also be advisable to use a Pelican Chair Belt to remind the patient not to stand up when the abductor is in use.
General Public Restraint Authorisation Letter: If this product is purchased for use in a private home, we require authorisation from a suitable person. This is to ensure it will be used correctly and safely by the family and/or carers, and that using it will not be dangerous. Examples of a suitable people who are able to sign the letter are: Occupational Therapist; Physiotherapist; Clinical Nurse Manager; Registered Nurse; Doctor; or other suitably qualified person. Click here to print the letter template, and please return a copy to us when ordering. Note: This letter is not required when we send restraints to aged care facilities or hospitals, because their staff are already trained in their safe use.
Note: We are unable to sell this product to the USA.
Item # 236 - Standard
Item # 236HS - Heat Sealed
Item # 236 - Standard Version
Wipe clean with a hospital grade disinfectant or 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.
Item # 236HS - Heat Sealed Version
Wipe clean with a hospital grade disinfectant. Wipe dry. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.