The Heelift Bariatric Suspension Boot is designed specifically for bariatric patients who weigh up to 600 pounds. Healthcare professionals are increasingly recognizing obesity as a risk factor for diabetes and associated complications, including heel pressure ulcers.
The Heelift Bariatric Suspension Boot helps prevent heel pressure ulcers in patients who are particularly prone to skin breakdown on the heels due to limited mobility. Specifically, Heelift Bariatric was developed for patients weighing up to 600 pounds who have a calf circumference of between 12 to 23 inches and are between 65 and 80 inches tall.
Like Heelift Standard, the Heelift Bariatric offloads the heel by redistributing pressure from the heel to the patient's calf. The design of Heelift Bariatric minimizes contact between the patient's leg and objects that can cause pressure at the heel or at folds in the skin. Rounded, adjustable straps and a smooth, friction-free tricot backing also ensure that the Heelift will not rub against or cause impressions on the patient's other leg. The larger size and additional thickness of the pad address the bariatric user's needs. Added stitching located along the top rim, narrows the forefoot and increases support to provide improved protection against foot drop, equines deformity, or heel cord contracture. Padded Velcro® straps are easy for the patient and/or healthcare professional to use and can easily be adjusted to accommodate specific patient needs. Unlike other suspension products, which can have sharp edges on the back that can rub against the patient's other leg, Heelift is manufactured with a smooth tricot backing that aids in patient mobility and helps ensure patient safety. Heelift Bariatric is available in Smooth foam only. Smooth foam is ideal for patients with edematous legs as it will not create "impressions" on the leg. Ventilation holes provide additional air circulation to promote increased patient comfort. Tricot-covered stiffener prevents Heelift from buckling for added patient comfort and safety.
With diligent care and monitoring, the Heelift Bariatric Suspension Boot can help even the most at-risk patients prevent heel pressure ulcers.
The Heelift Bariatric Suspension Boot is machine washable if placed in a net laundry bag with the Velcro® straps closed and the extra elevation pads removed.Non-returnable if packaging is opened.
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