They are made from foam with two layers over the shin bone, a soft interlock cover, and two special soft elastic velcro straps.
The Pelican Manufacturing Shinpads can also be used to protect arms. Another similar product is the Wool Heel and Elbow Pads.
To Fit: Place the Shinpad around the patient's lower leg with the special soft elastic Velcro strap located around the back of the ankle. Cut the velcro to size if it is too long.
This product is to help with the prevention of pressure sores. Sometimes, due to the patient deteriorating, the product may become unsuitable. Continuous monitoring is necessary and alternative products may be recommended.
Washing: Hand or machine wash only, up to 80°C. Do not tumble dry or wring - air dry only.
Frequently Asked Questions
Large (32cm x 32cm) or Small (27cm x 30cm)
What material are they made of?
They are made from a soft thick foam, with two layers covering the shin bone.
Are they available in wool?
We do not have enough demand to keep stock of special wool Shinpads. If you would prefer wool, let us know and we can make them as a special item.
Can they be used on the arms?
Yes - they can be used on the arms but they may seem slightly bulky. You may want to have a look at the Arm Shearing Sleeve as an alternative.