The knee separator cushion 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 hip injuries or post operatively to prevent the patient’s leg crossing the midline, and to greatly reduce the risk of hip dislocation.
The short abduction cushion is formed in a T-shape. 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.
- Keep the hips and legs aligned post hip surgery
- It can be used while seated in a normal chair or in bed
- Reduces the risk of inflammation and expedites recovery
- It can be used when travelling
- Fits nicely in bed
This a specialised product, which has been scientifically designed for use in recovery of patients, who have had minor surgery or who want to continue with hip rehabilitation after the normal hip replacement/surgery recovery period. The Knee Separator comfortably holds hips in abduction. This positioner offers comfortable, effective lower extremity abduction positioning, while seated or in bed. The wide hook and loop strap secures closures and keep the thighs snugly in place. The unique, curved foam and extra wide strap help with circulation. The Knee Separator provides excellent distribution of pressure because one third of the leg is supported.
The product can be used for the following conditions:
- Post, continuous recovery from hip replacements, surgery or injuries
The short abduction cushion can be used in hospital or in the comfort of the patient’s home.
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