Foot Protectors are a unique product designed specifically to minimise the risk of pressure damage to heels. A significant proportion of pressure ulcers occur on the heels due to a combination of pressure and friction/shear. Whilst support surfaces assist in reducing pressure, only a specific device such as the Repose Foot Protector can ensure that pressure on the foot is relieved totally. Clinical studies have shown the heel Protectors to be effective in a wide variety of settings.
Indicated to minimise risk of pressure damage to heels
•Studies found… “a significant improvement in skin condition and comfort
•And also… “A reduction in incidence of heel pressure ulceration from 17% to 0%” (6)
•May be used in bed or with feet elevated, easily secured with stocking or light bandage
•Can be used with other dynamic or static support surfaces
•Reduces impact of pressure, friction and shear