Arm, hand and heel protectors help to retain skin integrity in the elderly and in those with painful joints or damaged tissues. The development of pressure sores in combination with reduced circulation and shearing and friction forces regularly leads to hospitalization and wound debridement surgery when these areas are left unprotected. Not only does the natural ageing process cause our tissues, bones, joints and muscles to weaken, disabilities and conditions such as arthritis, lupus, gout, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis also benefit from added protection and an extra layer of warmth.
Healthcare Equip supplies a complete range of skin and limb protection for use in home settings. Make your choice between added support to weak joints or soft gel pads to protect from injury. You will find skin & limb protection solutions for every at-risk area: the sacrum and coccyx, heels, hips, elbows, knees and ankles. These are the most common sites of pressure ulcers in elderly and disabled patients. For additional protection of arthritic joints such as in the fingers, palms and wrists, knees and ankles our range of joint supports have been awarded long warranties and top joint support reviews. You may also want to use our gel-lined protectors to avoid injury to postoperative wounds when out and about, such as palm protectors after Dupuytren surgery, for example.