Heelift® AFO Boot

£55.00 incl. VAT

Heelift® AFO offers all of the benefits patients and caregivers have come to expect from an ankle foot orthosis device, and it also offers the quality that the Heelift® name has offered for more than 30 years. The soft foam of the boot not only protects the leg from irritation and friction but also prevents injury to the opposite leg. The combination of added protection and the ability to customise the product separates Heelift® AFO from other products in the industry.

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Description

Heelift AFO offers all of the benefits patients and caregivers have come to expect from an ankle foot orthosis device, and it also offers the quality that the Heelift name has offered for more than 30 years. The soft foam of the boot not only protects the leg from irritation and friction but also prevents injury to the opposite leg. The combination of added protection and the ability to customise the product separates Heelift AFO from other products in the industry.

Indications

  • Dorsiflexion support for drop foot, paralyzed legs or comatose patients
  • Prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers on the foot
  • Diabetic foot syndrome and decubitus
  • Plantar flexion contracture
  • Treatment of plantar fasciitis for at-risk patients
  • Braden pressure-sore risk scale of 17 points or less
  • Sedentary diabetic patients with neurological sensory deficit
  • Foot pulse not palpable

Features

  • Durable, Yet Soft, Smooth Exterior: Allows the patient’s leg to glide easily across the sheets.
  • Semi-rigid polypropylene brace: While many orthotics are rigid and put patients at risk, the soft foam of Heelift AFO, together with the semi-rigid polypropylene brace, provide the best possible control of the ankle’s position and motion while also allowing for limited weight bearing.
  • Customisable foam pads: Like Heelift Suspension Boot, Heelift AFO allows for customisation via a 5-centimetre, bevelled fixed pad. The pad elevates the heel and also protects the Achilles tendon. An additional spare pad with an adhesive backing is also included. The spare pad can be used to control hip rotation.
  • Two types of foam: Heelift AFO is available with a smooth foam interior (ideal for edematous legs) or a convoluted foam interior (a slightly cooler option).
  • Non-slip traction sole: Heelift AFO has a non-slip traction sole that allows limited weight bearing while also helping to prevent slippage. This feature assists in transfers from bed, wheel chairs, commode, or physical therapy. Assistance is still recommended for ambulating patients.
  • Low friction tricot backing: Allows better mobility for patients while in bed.
  • Washable/Autoclavable: Like other Heelift products, Heelift AFO can be washed safely in a net or mesh laundry bag and can be autoclaved for sterility. For more information visit our instructions page.

Video of the Heelift AFO Boot

This product is sold individually and not in pairs
The fit is universal and therefore fits both left and right feet

Unlike some rigid, heavy ankle foot orthoses, Heelift AFO provides comfort and support via a semi-rigid polypropylene brace in a customisable soft foam device that protects both legs.

Contact us now for more information on why Heelift AFO can make a difference in your patients’ care.

Sizing

Size Standard
(Universal)
AFO-dimensions
Foam Interior Convoluted Smooth
Product Code DM-HLAFO DM-HLSAFO

Additional information

Finish

smooth, convoluted

Customising Heelift® Boots

AFO Braces: A Comparison

Just as there are a number of causes for foot drop, there are also a number of AFO braces to treat the condition. Here is a short rundown of the most common:

Short Leg – lightweight AFO braces

  • Fits easily into shoes
  • Provides a patient with easy control of his or her foot
  • Keeps foot and leg at a 90-degree angle
  • Fixed hinge can be a drawback, because it doesn’t allow for certain types of flexion

Energy Return – AFO braces made of carbon graphite materials

  • Offers built-in, natural flex
  • Provides more flexibility than traditional models
  • Increases comfort with a cut-out heel section

Solid Ankle – Bulkier model of AFO braces

  • Offers great amount of control
  • Provides a good alternative for patients with little dorsiflexion strength and an unstable knee
  • Also useful in combination with surgery for some paraplegics

Posterior Leaf – AFO braces that fit in many lace-up shoes

  • Provides alternative treatment for foot drop patients with unstable knees
  • Allows for custom trimming and reshaping for increased comfort
  • Largely replaced by newer models

Dorsiflexion Assist – AFO braces equipped with a spring-like hinge

  • Raises foot when the foot leaves the ground
  • Creates more natural walk for patients with mild to moderate foot drop
  • Also appropriate for patients who have a flat or unstable foot
  • Not suitable for patients who are taller than six feet or who weigh more than 255 lbs.

Heelift® AFO – Soft foam, customisable device stabilised by a semi-rigid polypropylene brace

  • Eases irritation of leg
  • Reduces risk of injuring the non-affected leg
  • Offers custom fit for greater patient comfort
  • Decreases risk of developing or exacerbating heel pressure sores
  • Best and safest for bed/wheelchair patients with limited ambulation

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