Heelift® Standard Suspension Boot
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Heelift® Standard Suspension Boot
Heelift® Standard Suspension Boot
 
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Product Code: 9932_9949


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Heelift Standard Suspension Boot has long set the bar for heel pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. Heelift effectively eliminates pressure from the heel by offloading all pressure from the heel and redistributing the pressure to the calf, preventing the development of heel pressure ulcers. A gentle cradling and cushioning of the lower leg with the heel elevated in protective space reduces the chances for irritation or pressure points.

Indications:

Heelift® Standard Suspension Boot can play an integral role in heel pressure ulcer prevention regimens for susceptible, high-risk patients as well as for patients already suffering from heel pressure ulcers. Risk factors for the development of heel pressure ulcers include:

  • Age
  • Decreased sensation in the lower extremities from spinal cord injuries or neurological diagnoses
  • Moisture from perspiration or incontinence
  • Poor nutrition
  • Circulatory complications
  • Friction or shearing caused by dragging or sliding a patient across bed sheets, which can allow unprotected heels to rub on the bed surface

Heelift Standard offers caregivers a more efficient and reliable way to prevent heel pressure ulcers than using pillows. One significant issue is that pillows do not prevent and tend to aggravate heel cord contracture as there is no forefoot support. Other considerations when using a pillow rather than a professional device include:

  • Is the pillow too thin, thus allowing the heel to make contact with the mattress?
  • Are there enough spare pillows to elevate the heel as well as to relieve heel pressure points through pressure redistribution?
  • Is the pillow maintaining the correct position for the patient?
  • Are the pillows positioned properly to avoid hip rotation?

Use of Heelift Standard Suspension Boot, together with scheduled turning of the patient,
careful monitoring, and other prevention procedures, has been clinically proven to help
reduce heel pressure prevalence over time.

Suggested billing code is L4396.

Features
  • Extended stitching: Located along the top rim, the added stitching narrows the forefoot and increases support to provide improved protection against foot drop, equines deformity, or heel cord contracture.
  • "Easy-on, easy-off" rounded straps and D-ring closures: Padded Velcro® fastening straps are easy for the patient and/or healthcare professional to use and can easily be adjusted to accommodate specific patient needs.
  • Friction-free tricot backing: 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.
  • Two types of foam: Heelift Standard is available in Smooth foam or in Convoluted foam. Smooth foam is ideal for patients with edematous legs as it will not create "impressions" on the leg. Convoluted foam is slightly cooler to wear.
  • Ventilation holes: Ventilation holes provide additional air circulation to promote increased patient comfort.
  • Tricot covered stiffener: This feature prevents Heelift from buckling for added patient comfort and safety.
  • The Heelift features forefoot support using a spring back technology to keep the foot upright.
  • The Heelift can be autoclaved for sterilization. Close the straps and place in a normal autoclave wrapper.
  • The Heelift can be machine-washed and dried. Simply tighten the straps and enclose in a net laundry bag or a pillow case.


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