Prevalon® Heel Protectors – Reducing heel pressure ulcer risk
Multiple guidelines recommend the use of a heel protection device that completely offloads the heel to help prevent the development of heel pressure ulcers. Prevalon® Heel Protectors are the number one brand of heel protection. They offer continuous heel offloading to protect your patients’ heels.
Choose the optimal heel protector
Experts suggest the optimal heel protector should go beyond offloading the heel. In order to effectively protect the foot and lower limb, a heel protector should prevent foot drop and use an anti-rotation wedge to keep the foot in a neutral position to protect the peroneal nerve. Prevalon® Heel Protectors are available with a contracture strap to help prevent the foot from dropping and an anti-rotation wedge to keep the limb from externally rotating. They also feature a unique dermasuede interior designed to gently grip the limb so it remains fully offloaded, even when the patient moves.
Proven prevention results and cost savings
A study published in JWOCN demonstrated a 100% prevention of both heel pressure ulcers and plantar flexion contracture over a seven month period when using Prevalon® Heel Protectors.