The Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot provides excellent comfort and pressure reduction for patients
with a ’high risk’ of developing pressure injuries to the vulnerable heel area. For patients with pressure damage, the Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot can be an effective solution for wound healing, as its unique design allows for heel offloading. (NICE 2014) The 2014 European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP 2014) guidelines also recommend the practice of off-loading pressure "floating heels". The use of heel protection devices such as the Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot is a very effective intervention for preventing heel damage in patients and is a valuable resource in the treatment of existing pressure ulcers.
The Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot has been developed by Vicair® who are known for their uniquely designed specialist cushions that offer superior pressure redistribution and optimal positioning. Using this specialist knowledge, the Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot has been developed from a durable specialist low friction material on the exterior with a soft interior. Four removable air tubes form a comfortable cushioning effect around the foot for complete heel protection.
The Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot is light and comfortable enough to be worn by the patient in any position. When used in a supine and optimum seated position, it completely off-loads pressure from the heel. The Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot can be used as a
preventative measure. If the patient has an existing heel pressure ulcer, it is an effective healing aid. The pre-inflated air capsules inside the boot create
optimum comfort and stable positioning to support the foot and ensure effective pressure redistribution to the heel area. Specifically addressing the risk of
pressure damage because of shear, the smooth external fabric produces minimum friction between the patient's skin and the support surface.