Suspension boot shown effective in preventing pressure ulcers

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Suspension boot shown effective in preventing pressure ulcers
Suspension boot shown effective in preventing pressure ulcers

Offloading devices such as the Heelift suspension boot reduce the incidence of heel ulcers when compared to standard care pressure-redistribution surfaces, according to a study in the Journal of Wound Care. Investigators suggested that "older, acutely ill, immobile patients should have their heels elevated off support surfaces from the moment of [facility] admission until they are independently and effectively able to reposition their lower limbs in response to pressure-related discomfort."