Leg Knee Abductor

Leg Knee Abductor

Unit of Measurement: Each

$79.00 AUD$114.00 AUD

  • Description
  • Technical
  • Cleaning
  • Important Information


The Leg Knee Abductor is small hard foam wedge can help when a patient is contracted with their legs bent.

It is small enough to fit between the upper legs between the groin and the knees. Two straps are sewn onto both sides of the Abductor to keep it in position and prevent it from slipping. After fitting, the long straps can be cut shorter where the cross stitching is.

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.

This product is smaller than our Leg Abductor – Small, which is made to be placed between the knees and ankles to help with contracted legs, post-hip replacement either sitting in chairs or in bed.

Please see the Important Information tab which includes General Public Restraint Authorisation information.

Item # 234 - Standard Version

Item # 234HS - Heat Sealed Version

Item # 234 - 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 # 234HS - Heat Sealed Version

Wipe clean with a hospital grade disinfectant. Wipe dry. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.

General Public Restraint Authorisation Letter: Because this product is a restraint, we require authorisation from an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Clinical Nurse Manager, Registered Nurse, Doctor, or other suitably qualified person, to ensure it will be used correctly and safely by the family and/or carers. 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.

Click here to print the letter template, and please return a copy to us when ordering.