Proper use

    1. Apply Heel-A-Hip® as a standard Abduction pillow between the knees
    2. Allow the heels to suspend over the edge of foam calf supports
    3. Apply straps snugly, allowing 2 finger spaces between skin and straps
    4. Inspect skin in contact with device (foam,straps, and SCD tubing) every 4 hours
    5. Encourage the patient to perform ankle pumps to excercise the calf muscle

Instructions Diagram

Things to watch for

  • Don’t pull the straps too tight
  • Don’t turn the patient on their unaffected side unless both legs are strapped in place
  • Don’t release either strap when the patient is supine if the patient has a history of hip dislocation

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