The Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot provides excellent comfort and pressure reduction for patients with a ’high risk’ of developing pressure ulcers to the vulnerable heel area. For patients with pressure damage, the Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot can be an effective solution for wound healing, as its unique design allows for heel offloading. (NICE 2014) The 2014 European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP 2014) guidelines also recommend the practice of offloading pressure "floating heels". The use of heel protection devices such as the Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot is a very effective intervention for preventing heel damage in patients and is a valuable resource in the treatment of existing pressure ulcers.
Maxxcare Air Cushioning:
The Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot has been developed by Vicair®who are known for their uniquely designed specialist cushions that offer superior pressure redistribution and optimal positioning. Using this specialist knowledge, the new Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot has been developed from a durable specialist low friction material on the exterior with a soft and smooth interior. Four removable air tubes form a comfortable cushioning effect around the foot for complete heel protection.
Reduction of pressure and shear at the heel:
The reduction of pressure and shear at the heel is an important point of interest in clinical practice. The posterior prominence of the heel sustains intense pressure, even when a pressure redistribution surface is used (EPUAP 2014). The reduction of pressure ulcers to the vulnerable heel area is a challenge for most clinicians. Attributing factors for increased risk are positioning difficulties and lack of subcutaneous fat in this area.
Pressure and shear protection for heels:
The Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot is light and comfortable enough to be worn by the patient in any position. When used in a supine and optimum seated position it completely off-loads pressure from the heel. The Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot can be used as a preventative measure. If the patient has an existing heel pressure ulcer it is an effective healing aid. The pre-inflated air capsules inside the boot create optimum comfort and stable positioning to support the foot and ensure effective pressure redistribution to the heel area. Specifically addressing the risk of pressure damage as a result of shear, the smooth external fabric produces minimum friction between the patient's skin and the support surface.
Standard or XL size?? XL recommended for patients with instep more than 430mm.
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