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Body Armor Heel Reliever

V-M Orthotics


Offloading device that completely suspends the heel. Has two internal foam finishes (convoluted or smooth) and a friction-free exterior surface. Ventilation holes promote air circulation. Three straps hold the forefoot and lower leg in an orthograde position. Can be worn on either the right or left foot. Machine washable. The device is supplied with a forefoot pad, a long calf pad (30cm), a positioning wedge (to counteract external rotation of the leg) and a laundry bag. The device is manufactured by DARCO and distributed by V-M Orthotics.


Prevention and treatment of heel pressure ulcers for those who are bedbound and predominantly lie in a supine position


The device should not be used for ambulation


One size (fits up to UK shoe size 12+ and calf circumference: 25–54cm), not on Drug Tariff, £29.50+VAT, on NHS Supply Chain, £22.95+VAT

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