Subject: NEW DESIGN FOR HEELIFT® SUSPENSION
Evanston, Illinois . . . . A new, slimmer design for Heelift
and Heelift Smooth Suspension Boots with features to increase
comfort, ease of use and support debuts in January 2006.
The new Heelift design includes extended stitching along the
top rim of the boot to narrow the forefoot, creating a slimmer
profile that is less bulky and more comfortable for the patient.
This feature increases the forefoot support to give improved
protection against foot drop, equinus deformity or heel cord
contracture. In addition, the extended stitching prevents against
the possibility of tearing of the foam through the ventilation
holes by eliminating the stress risers in that area of the boot.
Another feature added in the redesign of Heelift is easier,
one-handed closure. Replacing the previous multi-strap configuration
is a design featuring two non-abrasive, soft straps with D-ring
closures. The simplified strap design permits easier adjustment
of the strap tension. The two straps make application of the
Heelift easier and quicker.
Heelift and Heelift Smooth Suspension Boots are proven effective
in prevention and treatment of heel pressure ulcers. Heelift
eliminates pressure from the heel by lifting it with an elevation
pad and suspending the heel in protective space. Pressure is
transferred from the heel to the lower leg. In prevention regimens,
Heelift can be used with patients who are immobile, post-operative
or suffer from diabetes, cardiovascular disease or dietary deficiencies.
Heelift is ideal in cases of foot drop, flaccid paralysis (non-spastic),
pre- and post-operative hip fractures and skin grafts.
DM Systems, Inc., manufacturers of Heelift and a leading supplier
of wound care, rehab and orthopedic products, offers a complementary
copy of Wound Care Solutions, a program highlighting
the benefits of Heelift, on CD or VHS tape. For a complimentary
copy of Wound Care Solutions, contact the company.
Heelift is a registered trademark of DM Systems, Inc.