FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ARE THE KEEPERS WASHABLE?

Yes, we advise hand washing the covers. The cushions can be wiped with soap and water and air dried.

ARE THE KEEPERS LEFT OR RIGHT SPECIFIC?

No they both fit either leg.

IS THE ACHILLES PROTECTED IN THE HEEL KEEPER?

Yes the cushion is contoured to provide relief for the achilles.

DOES THE HEEL KEEPER INCREASE THE RISK OF FOOT DROP?

No. Foot drop is typically caused by an injury to the peronal nerve just below the knee around the fibular head. It can occur because of compression in the area by a cast or cushion but not by passive or gravity caused plantar flexion from floating the heels.

IS THE ANKLE KEEPER A COMPRESSION DEVICE?

No. It easily slips on like a regular sock.

CAN YOU WEAR COMPRESSION OR SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION DEVICES (SCDs) UNDER THE HEEL KEEPER?

Yes

CAN YOU WEAR COMPRESSION UNDER THE ANKLE KEEPER?

Yes. It may require a larger size depending on the type of compression. The size will be determined by the ankle circumference while the compression is in place.

IS THERE WHOLESALE PRICING FOR PROVIDERS AND INSTITUTIONS?

Yes. Contact Chris Finley at cfinley@ulcersolutions.com.

CAN YOU SAFELY WALK IN THE KEEPERS?

Yes.

CAN YOU WEAR SHOES WHILE WEARING THE ANKLE KEEPER?

Yes, with most shoes.

IS FLEXOR PLANTAR CONTRACTURE A CONCERN?

All patients who are immobile for a length of time will develop contracture (stiff joint), whether their ankle is in neutral position or plantar flexed. The Heel Keeper allows the patient to safely walk and the ankle joint to be moved through the range of motion while in bed which helps prevent contracture in awake patients. If a patient is comatose or completely immobile they will develop contracture in whatever position the ankle is in.

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