Heel and Elbow ulcers are one of the most common acquired pressure ulcer in long-term care environments.
The Heel is especially vulnerable to pressure injury due to direct sustained pressure on the heel from sustained contact with the mattress. The result is that much of the pressure from the weight of the foot and lower leg is locally concentrated on a very small area of skin overlying the heel.
Statewide’s range of Heel and Elbow protectors are designed to offload pressure from the bony prominence of the heel area, and redistribute it to the larger surface are of the lower leg. This is a very important part of heel ulcer prevention.
A Consideration for any care environment. Reduce incidences of vulnerable area skin breakdown on the foot, heel and elbow. Choose from Gel, Silcore, or sheepskin solutions.