Useful for patients at risk for plantar flexion contracture, foot
drop, hip rotation and decubitus heel ulcers. Large heel cavity helps
keep heel isolated and free from pressure. Optional ambulation sole
can be added
Designed to comfortably protect as well as position in lying or sitting
Support for elbow and forearm, provides a space for an activity which
discourages pt from leaning forward or trying to stand up. It is not
considered a restraint.
Prevents lateral leaning, supports and protects arm and shoulder.
Good for hemiplegic pts and is especially needed by those who neglect
their affected side.
Arm trough for wheelchair
Promotes dorsiflexion/prevents plantarflexion. The stiffer the
material and the more coverage in the shape, the more rigidity and
support given to all motions of the ankle.
Helps prevents contracture and fingernail damage to palm in pts with
involuntary hand closure such as after a stroke.
Provides support and limits movement to injured neck. Which person
had the more serious neck injury?
Insures hip abduction after THR and supports abduction for rolling
onto unoperated side for hygiene, changing bed linens, and
positioning. Great for pts who cannot be relied upon to comply with
Hip Abduction bolster
Insures hip abduction for sitting such as after THR. Great for pts
who cannot be relied upon to comply with precautions. Some pts with
excess muscle tone (spasticity) in their hip adductors may benefit
from an abducted position as well.
Immobilizes and protects the toes. Some have a rocker bottom which
helps with a more normal gait.
post op shoe
Used to immobilize and protect the spine after injury or surgery and
in the treatment of scoliosis (lateral curvature of the spine):
TLSO: Thoracolumbosacral orthosis.
Limits lumbar motion to some degree and is said to reduce pain after injury.
Reduces shear forces and pressure on heel and elbows ( calcaneus,
olecranon, and epicondyles)
Heel and elbow protector
Supports the humerus and protect the affected UE for a patient with
hemiplegia. It could be used for other UE problems as well.
The top one affords more stabilization and could be used after a
sprain. The lower one provides a good functional position for carpal