The Heelift® Bariatric Suspension Boot
boasts all of the same qualities as Heelift Standard, but is designed specifically for bariatric patients (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.
Heelift Bariatric Suspension Boot helps prevent heel pressure ulcers in patients who are particularly prone to suffer from the condition. Specifically, Heelift Bariatric was developed for patients weighing up to 600 pounds who have a calf circumference of between 12 to 23 inches.
Like Heelift Standard, 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. Padded Velcro® straps are easy for the patient and/or healthcare professional to use and can easily be adjusted to accommodate specific patient needs.
Located along the top rim, added stitching narrows the forefoot and increases support to provide improved protection against foot drop, equines deformity, or heel cord contracture. 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. Together with diligent care and monitoring, Heelift Bariatric can help even the most at-risk patients prevent heel pressure ulcers.
Bariatric Heelift Suspension Boot Specifications:
- Sterilization: Can be autoclaved.
- Fits calf circumference: 12 to 23 inches.
- For patients weighing: Up to 600 pounds.