Pressure ulcers, also commonly referred to as bedsores, are a serious medical condition that can occur when there is constant pressure on one area of the body. This pressure can cause the skin and tissue to break down, which can lead to an open wound.
If you or a loved one are at risk for developing pressure ulcers, it is important to take steps to prevent them. One way to do this is to use Prevederm heel cushions. Prevederm heel cushions are designed to help prevent pressure ulcers by redistributing weight and relieving pressure on the heels.
How Pressure Ulcers Form
When there is constant pressure on one area of the body, it can cause the skin and tissue to break down. This breakdown of skin and tissue can happen when a person is lying in bed for long periods of time or sitting in a chair for extended periods of time. The pressure cuts off blood flow to the area, which causes the skin and tissue to break down. Without blood flow, the cells in the area die and an open wound forms.
How Prevederm Heel Cushions Work
Prevederm heel cushions are designed to help prevent pressure ulcers by redistributing weight and relieving pressure on the heels. The cushion is made of a special gel that conforms to the shape of the foot and heel. The gel helps reduce friction and shear forces while walking or standing. The cushion is also covered with a breathable fabric that helps keep the foot cool and dry.
Benefits of Prevederm Heel Cushions
Silipos Prevederm Heel Cushions have a number of benefits to those looking to prevent pressure ulcers.
- Prevents pressure ulcers from developing
- Protects feet from pain and discomfort
- Reduces the likelihood of skin breakdowns
- Gel cushion is anatomically designed for a perfect fit
- Distributes pressure evenly to critical areas on the foot or elbow
- Protects exposed bony areas
- Not made with natural rubber latex & hypoallergenic
- BPA & Phthalate Free
The gel cushion can be held in place with the adjustable hook and loop strap which is included, as well as with a bandage, tape or inside a sock or shoe. The gel cushion will not bottom out and provides superior comfort and support for those who are at risk of developing pressure ulcers. The Prevederm Heel Cushion can also be used on other areas of the body where protection from pressure ulcers is desired.
Prevederm Heel Cushion
The Silipos Prevederm Heel Cushion is anatomically designed to protect the foot and help prevent pressure ulcers. The gel cushion can be held in place with a bandage strip, tape or inside a sock or shoe.
Pressure ulcers can be a serious medical condition, but they are preventable. Prevederm heel cushions are one way to help prevent pressure ulcers by redistributing weight and relieving pressure on the heels. If you are at risk for developing pressure ulcers, talk to your doctor about whether Prevederm heel cushions are right for you.