General DescriptionThe Elasto-Gel™ Heel/Ankle Protector Boot is a flexible, adjustable boot that offers protection for the heel, foot and ankle bones. Elasto-Gel™ technology has proven to be an effective pressure relieving gel and is combined with special fabrics and closed cell foam to provide effective heel protection. The gel insert is adjustable within the boot to allow total coverage where desired. In addition, the gel provides thermal properties which allow the application of hot or cold therapy.
Two sizes and two styles are available. For the ambulatory patient we recommend the HL406 or HL407 as the outside fabric of the boot has a non-skid rubberized bottom which provides traction and stability when walking short distances. For the non-ambulatory patient we recommend the HL408 or HL409 as the outside fabric of the boot will slide easily against the sheets and move with the patient.
Directions For Use
Heating Instructions for Gel Insert
The most convenient method of heating the insert is in a microwave oven. Suggested heating time (using a 600-700 watt microwave) is 20-30 seconds. Walt one minute (60 seconds) before use. The insert should feel warm to the touch, not hot. Hold insert firmly against the skin for 30 seconds before reheating. If the insert is not warm enough, heat in 10 second increments.*
Cooling Instructions for Gel Insert
Store the insert in the freezer for a minimum of two (2) hours. It may be left in the freezer indefinitely until ready to use. It will remain flexible even at -20F. Remove insert prior to defrosting the freezer.