The Full 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 recovery from below-the-hip-injuries or post operatively. The foam product is covered with a very light and soft, but durable, skin-friendly cover, which is ultrasonically tape sealed to provide a completely airtight and waterproof device. A pressure vacuum valve is inserted into the product to create a vacuum. 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 apply medication.
- Decreasing lower extremity swelling
- Assists in normal blood circulation
- Threat of compartment syndrome
- Prevention of pressure sores
- Keeps the knee bend at a 15-degree angle for comfort and to relieve strain on the posterior knee ligaments
- Reduces the risk of inflammation and expedites recovery
- Reduces pain
- Obstructive lymphatic disease
- Venous insufficiency
- Fits nicely in bed
This is a specialised product, which has been scientifically designed for use in recovery from below-the-knee injuries.
The product can be used post surgery for the following conditions:
- Metatarsal surgery/fractures
- Tibia pilon
- Tibial osteotomy/fractures
- Fibula surgery/fractures
- Knee, i.e., ACL, MCL, PCL reconstruction
- Patella surgery/fractures
- Femur surgery/fractures
- Or any muscle/ligament surgery/injuries
- Wound dressing
The Full Leg Elevator can be used in hospital or in the comfort of the patient’s home.
The foam support features a contoured groove, which supports the full leg in a supine or seated position. The gentle elevation draft allows the knee flexion and foot elevation above heart level. Elevating the lower extremity will prevent swelling, increases blood circulation and can be used for the duration of the recovery period (4 – 6 weeks) or as prescribed by the patient’s doctor, or home care nursing personnel. It can also be used when the patient’s leg is in a cast.
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, 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 mretardant to BS7175 Crib 5 and X-ray transparent
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