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The Need for Heel Protection
The heel is the second most common site for facility-acquired pressure ulcers and deep tissue injuries, and the most common site for perioperative patients. Healing a heel pressure ulcer can require over a year; delays in healing are often due to underlying comorbid problems and difficulty in maintaining pressure relief for the heel.
Heel pressure ulcers can be devastating to mobility and quality of life, one study found:
• 11% of patients with ischemic heel ulcers and gangrene required amputation
• 42% of patients (18 of 43) with heel ulcers required leg amputation as a result of persistent infection or non-healing wounds
How Z-Flex™ Fluidized Heel Boot work
The Mölnlycke Z-Flex Fluidized Heel Boot delivers easy to use, comfortable heel protection that increases patient satisfaction. Within Z-Flex, an air chamber encourages neutral alignment while creating lift of the heel via Positive Air Displacement. For added protection, our patented Z-Flo™ Fluidized Positioner contours around the vulnerable Achilles tendon, protecting and comforting your patient while further enhancing heel offloading.
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