The Height Adjustable Leg Wedge 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 injuries or post operatively. It is an adjustable wedge, which consists of three parts stuck together with velcro and is therefore height adjustable, which allows the knee to flex at a 90-degree in a supine position in bed. 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, which 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, ice or bandages.
- Keeps the knee in a 90-degree flexion position
- Reduces swelling
- Supports the hamstring and lower leg
- Fits nicely in bed
- Wound dressing
This is a specialised product, which has been scientifically designed for use in recovery of patients who had surgery and who need to flex the knee at a 90-degree angle.
The Height Adjustable Leg Wedge can be used for the following conditions:
- Post-operative knee surgery
- Conditions where the legs must be bent at a 90-degree angle post op
- Post-trauma hamstring support
- It can be used as a 45-degree back support cushion for patients who need to sit in bed at a 45-degree angle post hip and back surgery
- It can be used for different leg lengths
- Wound dressing
The Height Adjustable Leg Wedge can be used for the duration of normal recovery period (4 – 6 weeks) or longer or as prescribed by the patient's doctor.
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 retardant 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
General Product Specs:
Part 1 – 28 cm High
Part 2 – 6 cm High
Part 3 – 6 cm High
Part 1 – 56 cm Long
Part 2 – 66 cm Long
Part 3 – 76 cm Long
39 cm Wide