Economy Heel Protector

  • Cradles foot and ankle to offload the heel and reduce pressure.

  • Foam cushion throughout calf and foot.

  • Soft breathable fabric helps to prevent moisture and easily wipes clean.

  • Large opening at heel area.

  • Forefoot portion can be folded down to increase comfort.

  • Single size fits all.

  • Water resistant and machine washable.

  • Latex free.

Item No.         Description                                   Per Case  

EC-H2001

Economy Heel Protector 11-19"

4/case

Premium Heel Protector

  • Floats the heel completely off the mattress.

  • 6” wide opening at the heel ensures adequate air flow and provides easy monitoring.

  • Durable straps can be pulled down or across to maintain the foot in a neutral position.

  • Outer fabric is made of breathable nylon to keep moisture away.

  • Smooth inner liner material reduces friction and shear.

  • Optional stabilizer wedge prevents lateral rotation of the foot and leg.

  • Machine washable and includes mesh laundry bag.

  • Three sizes provide a custom fit.

  • Latex free.

Item No.   

Description 

Shoe Size

Circ.

EC-H1001

EC-H1002

EC-H1003

EC-W1001
 

Small Premium Heel Protector 

Medium Premium Heel Protector  

Large Premium Heel Protector

 Wedge for Premium Heel Protector      

women up to size 6

women sizes 7-11
men up to size 11

men sizes 12+
 

5-11"

11-19”

9-25"

Per Case

4/case

4/case

4/case

8/case
 

WHAT CAUSES HEEL ULCERS?

Pressure ulcers occur as a result of tissue damage produced by inadequate tissue perfusion. Forces caused by direct sustained pressure, repetitive moderate pressure and shear forces facilitate tissue ischemia and capillary occlusion

     

Heels are particularly susceptible to pressure injury. The bottom of the heel is well adapted to the forces created while standing and walking but the back of the heel is not.  There is only a thin layer of fat and skin covering the heel

     

When patients lie on their backs, the back of the heel is in contact with the bed or chair. The back of the heel does not have the fatty tissue to absorb the force of prolonged pressure or shear forces created during leg movement or transfers from a bed. In addition, the blood supply to the skin is poor and there is no muscle or tendon to cushion the bone and distribute pressure.  When the foot is resting with pressure on the back of the heel, all the pressure from the weight of the foot and lower leg is concentrated on the small area on the heel.  This pressure constricts the small blood vessels in the area starving the skin of nutrients causing the skin to breakdown and an ulcer to form

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