This single leg elevator is made from a soft and flexible, hypoallergenic, polyurethane foam. The foam product has been specifically developed to have very fast recovery characteristics from its compressed storage state. The foam combination of different chemicals has allowed this product to ensure comfort and longevity, and has been individually cut using the CNC programmed laser cut method. This foam product is one that has a ‘spring’ to it, but is still soft. It is designed and moulded into a specific shape to aid support and elevation to a limb intra operatively. The Surgical Gradual Incline – Leg Ramp/Prone Positioner in the shape of a gentle incline wedge, serves as a lower extremity positioner and stabiliser of the operative leg above the non-operative leg, so lateral C-Arm imaging is consistent and fast and as a prone positioner.
The foam product is covered with a very light anti-static and soft, but durable, skin-friendly fabric, which is completely airtight and waterproof. A pressure vacuum valve is inserted into the product to create a vacuum and compress the product. This makes the product compact, lightweight and easy to travel with. It can be stored in a small space.
This product can sustain the rubber cycle autoclave procedure, which is ideal for multiple client use. This high quality medical device is environmentally friendly, controls cross infection and makes it easy to perform the surgical procedure.
- Prevention of swelling
- Assists in normal blood circulation
- Prevention of pressure sores
- When wedged in under the gluteus the upper leg and hamstrings will be supported
- Gives more leg stability
- Fits nicely in bed
This is a specialised product, which has been scientifically designed as a lower extremity holder for use in theatre. The Surgical Gradual Incline – Leg Ramp Leg Ramp/Prone Positioner is designed to elevate one leg at a time in a comfortable and stable position during surgery or patient preparation.
The product can be used for the following conditions:
- ORIF of Tibia
- Ankle, Midfoot and Forefoot FX
- Fractures of the foot, ankle, tibia and fibula
- Wound Dressing
Polyurethane flexible foam (PUR). According to REACH Regulation (EU Regulation 1907/2006EC)
Polyurethane foams have to be considered as ‘articles’. They are identified as industrial polymers. Polyurethane foams are not considered to be hazardous products, nor as preparations of dangerous substances.
Two-way stretch (less risk of pressure sores)
Waterproof (protection of the underlying cushion)
Impermeable to blood and urine (protection of the underlying cushion from fluid ingress and consequent deterioration of the cushion core)
Breathable (approximately 500g/m²/24h at 37°C/65% R.H. inverted cup method)
Disinfectable textile by just wiping the surface
Washable up to 40°C (reusable)
Tumbler resistant (low heat)
Flame retardant to BS7175 Crib 5 and X-ray transparent
Anti-static to BS2050 (operation theatres)
Medical-grade, vacuum pressure valve.
Commercial product name: Chirulen 1020.
These products are ‘articles’ according to the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH)
Manufactured out of:
Body and Moving Parts: Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (PE-UHMW)
CAS number: 9002-88-4
O-Rings: Polybutadiene acrylonitrile rubber (nitrile rubber)
CAS number: 9005-98-5