Body Armor® Heel Reliever

£46.00 incl. VAT

The New Body Armor® Heel Reliever by DARCO is designed for the prevention and treatment of heel pressure ulcers for those who are bedbound and are predominantly lying in a supine position. This device should not be used for ambulation. It is available in 2 internal foam finishes: convoluted or smooth and can be worn universally on the left or right side. It can accommodate a calf circumference of 25-54 cm and an adult shoe size 12 + . Features include:

  • laminated with a smooth fabric cover to allow the leg to “move freely” without changing the position of the exposed area
  • correct fixation of the product on the patient is achieved with three straps that hold the forefoot and lower leg in an orthograde position
  • If the leg is rotated excessively over the hip joint, the desired position of the leg can be achieved with the positioning wedge that is supplied with the device
  • An extra pad for the calf and dorsal foot area also are supplied with the device facilitate pressure redistribution and safe application of the Body Armor® Heel Reliever
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Description

The Body Armor® Heel Reliever is used for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers on the heel, as well as for diabetic foot syndrome or decubitus. Due to its properties of heel suspended support, the Body Armor® Heel Reliever is suitable for preventive, acute and chronic care of heel ulcerations and decubitus ulcers, especially for patients lying in the supine position. The foot is cushioned in a pressure free zone so that the entire weight rests on the lower leg, while the heel itself has no contact with the bed’s surface.

Indications:

  • For the prevention and treatment of heel pressure ulcers as well as diabetic foot syndrome and decubitus
  • Braden scale scores of fourteen or less
  • Diabetes with neurological sensory deficit
  • Pedal pulse not palpable
  • Paraplegia
  • Prolonged immobility (>hours) or coma

Purpose:

  • For the prevention and treatment of heel pressure ulcers

Features:

  • One size fits all (up to a UK adult shoe size 12+)
  • Hook and loop straps for easy handling and fitting
  • Welded seams for less irritation
  • Smooth, friction-free exterior surface allows the foot to move freely in bed
  • Can be fitted on either the left or right foot
  • heel opening for easy visual inspection and monitoring
  • Ventilation holes to promote air circulation and helps to regulate the skin’s environment
  • Available in either a smooth or convoluted internal foam finish
  • Customisable to suit the needs of the patient
  • The device is supplied with a: forefoot pad, a long calf pad (30cm), in addition to a positioning wedge, to counteract external rotation of the leg, and a laundry bag
  • Washable at 60 degrees

Body Armor® Heel Reliever Product Video

Size Calf Circumference Product Code Internal Finish
Standard 25-54cm BAHR-F Smooth
Standard 25-54cm BAHR-N Convoluted

 

Additional information

Finish

smooth, convoluted

Instructions for Use

DARCO IFU Body Armor® Heel Reliever

Information Leaflet for the Body Armor® Heel Reliever

Body Armor Heel Reliever Poster

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