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Suspension Boot: Indications for Use



A suspension boot can provide great relief for patients facing a number of different conditions. These heel offloading devices are a successful component of heel ulcer prevention regimens for patients who:

• Are immobile
• Are diabetic
• Suffer from cardiovascular disease
• Have dietary deficiencies

Other factors indicating a patient may be at risk for developing heel pressure sores and could benefit from a suspension boot would include:

• Decreased sensation in the lower extremities
• Moisture from perspiration
• Advanced age

Special attention should be given to patients who must be moved or turned regularly: Friction or shear caused by dragging a patient over bed sheets can also put the patient at risk.

A suspension boot also can be an appropriate part of the treatment for other conditions, including:

• Skin grafts
• Flaccid paralysis
• Foot drop
• Pre- and post-operative hip fractures

Heelift® Suspension Boot provides all of the important advantages of heel offloading devices combined with comfort features like a soft foam surface, friction-free backing and ventilation holes. The suspension boot also can be customized to meet the needs of each patient such as foot drop and Achilles tendonitis.


Contact us now to learn how Heelift Suspension Boot can make a difference in your patients’ treatment.


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