When the legs are correctly in position, the weight is spread between the legs and the feet. This means there is no pressure on the heels. Possibly some patients with large, heavy legs, could have a slight pressure on the heels, although by adjusting the position of the Leg Support, this pressure may be prevented. The Leg Support has a series of ridges to provide a soft convoluted surface for the calves to rest. Foot-drop may be prevented by resting the feet on the flat front foot-rest, and as the Leg Support is made from foam, the patient can press against the foot-rest section and the flexibility of the foam will prevent the patient’s feet from feeling trapped as if in a solid piece of furniture. Some patients may benefit by exercising their feet on the foot-rest.
When in use, please note that the Leg Support can be tilted up a bit, to provide alternative pressure on the leg. Some patients may like the support altered from the normal position to a variety of different angles. Some oedema patients may need extra height for resting their legs, and use the support upside-down, thus losing the advantage of the leg and feet supports. With some badly contracted patients, it may be better to use the support back to front but this can only be determined after observation of the patient’s posture by nursing staff.
No pressure on heels
Helps prevent foot-drop
Helps prevent oedema
Light to move or carry – 1.8kg / 4lbs
Water-resistant cover made for oedema/incontinent patients
Feet raised off cold and draughty floors
Soft foam construction that should not harm patients if they walk into it
This item is also available with a 100% Heat Sealed cover. To allow for the heat sealed seam, there is a small ‘skirt’ at the bottom of the item. This will not affect how the item is used.
Pelican Manufacturing | Hospital, Nursing, Physio & OT Equipment
Pelican Manufacturing was established in 1986 to provide selected pressure care items for geriatric patients in nursing homes and hospitals.
Please visit our website at www.pelicanmanufacturing.com.au