The heel is the second most common site for pressure injury development 1. The Heel Protector III is specifically designed to help reduce the risk of heel pressure injury. 2
Offloads the heel
Reduces plantar flexion contracture risk 2
Helps prevent lateral rotation, reducing risk of peroneal nerve damage 3
Sequential Compression Device (SCD) compatible
1. Team V, Tuck M, Reeves J, Way M, Enticott J, Evans S, Weller C. Pressure Injury data in Australian acute care settings: A comparison of three data sets. Int Wound J. 2020; 17:578-586. doi:10.1111/iwj.13320
2. Meyers T. Prevention of Heel Pressure Injuries and Plantar Flexion Contractures With Use of a Heel Protector in High-Risk Neurotrauma, Medical, and Surgical Intensive Care Units. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. 2017; 44(5): 429-433. doi:10.1097/WON.0000000000000355.
3. Meyers T. Preventing Heel Pressure Ulcers and Plantar Flexion Contractures in High-Risk Sedated Patients. Journal of Wounds, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing. 2010; 37(4):372-378. doi:10.1097/WON.0b013e3181e3990b.