The Bilateral 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 knee injuries or post operatively. The Bilateral Leg Elevator consists of two grooved cutouts, which provide bilateral leg elevation for patients. 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 devise. 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 apply medication, ice or bandages.
- 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
- Reduces the risk of inflammation and expedites recovery
- Fits nicely in bed
This is a specialised product, which has been scientifically designed for use in the recovery process from below-the-hip injuries. The Bilateral Leg Elevator is designed to elevate both legs at the same time.
The product can be used for the following conditions:
- Metatarsal surgery/fractures
- Bilateral bunion nectomies
- Tibial osteotomy/fractures
- Fibula surgery/fractures
- Knee, i.e., ACL, MCL, PCL reconstruction
- Knee replacement
- Patella surgery/fractures
- Femur surgery/fractures
- Or any muscle/ligament surgery/injuries
- Lower back surgery (L3, L4, L5, S1 fusion)/Lower back pain
- Wound dressing
The multifunctional Bilateral Leg Elevator can be used in hospital or in the comfort of the patient’s home, positioned between the thighs, knees and ankles. The soft and flexible foam surface contours to position and stabilises the legs. The Bilateral Leg Elevator aligns the legs while relaxing the spine and improving circulation. It can also be used to raise the lower extremity to prevent swelling or to prevent pressure sores on the lower back. The bilateral leg elevator increases the blood circulation and aids in healing existing ulcers. By elevating both legs the angle of the lower back lordosis decreases and can help with pain relief in the lower back region, i.e., L3, L4, L5, S1, 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 legs are in casts.
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