Alimed Footdrop Night Splint For Reducing Ulceration Risk
AliMed Footdrop Night Splint Prevents heel cord and Achilles tendon shortening when a patient is subject to prolonged bed rest.
Protects the heel while maintaining the ankle in functional alignment. An entire heel is in contact with a soft, cushioning AliPlast foam liner. The cushioning air space between shell and liner cradles the heel in a protective hammock, reducing ulceration risk.
The patient can change position freely in bed from side-lying to supine. Only the ankle is immobilized, leaving the hip joint free to rotate and flex.
Fits up to 80% of patients without modification. Accommodates patients with significant edema, larger calves, and malleoli. Shell and liner can be washed and disinfected.
Positioning and Rehabilitation
AliMed's Footdrop Night Splint preserves the natural functional alignment of foot and ankle.
The foot plate is set at an angle of slightly less than 90°, the middle of the range of motion required for normal gait.
Protects against the development of heel pressure sores
Alternate between the supine and side-lying position in bed
Infant: For infants up to 18 months
Junior: For children up to 7 years
Medium: Calf 10" or less, Instep 9" or less, Metatarsal 7" or less
Large: Calf 10" - 13", Instep 9" - 12", Metatarsal 7" - 8-3/4" (Fits most women)
Extra Large: Calf 13" or more, Instep 12" or more, Metatarsal 8-3/4" of more (Fits most men)