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Heel ulcer prevention boot







The Heelift®
completely eliminates
pressure as the heel
is floated in
protective space.


Patent No. 7458948


Suggested Code: E0191




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your facility, please call
800-254-5438 or

Heelift® Suspension Boot

Heel sore prevention boot

Heel pressure boot

Heelift Suspension Boot has long set the bar for heel pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. Heelift effectively eliminates pressure from the heel by offloading all pressure from the heel and redistributing the pressure to the calf, preventing the development of heel pressure ulcers. A gentle cradling and cushioning of the lower leg with the heel elevated in protective space reduces the chances for irritation or pressure points.




Heelift Suspension Boot offers the following features:


Extended stitching: Located along the top rim, the added stitching narrows the forefoot and increases support to provide improved protection against foot drop, equines deformity, or heel cord contracture.

“Easy-on, Easy-off” Rounded Straps: Easy to use, the soft straps can be adjusted to accommodate the patient’s specific needs.

Friction-free tricot backing: Unlike other suspension products, which can have sharp edges on the back that can rub against the patient's other leg, Heelift is manufactured with a smooth tricot backing that aids in patient mobility and helps ensure patient safety.

Two types of foam: Heelift is available in Smooth foam or in Convoluted foam. Smooth foam is ideal for patients with edematous legs as it will not create "impressions" on the leg. Convoluted foam is slightly cooler to wear.

Ventilation holes: Ventilation holes provide additional air circulation to promote increased patient comfort. Heelift is 40% lighter than pillow-style boots.

Tricot covered stiffener: This feature prevents Heelift from buckling for added patient comfort and safety.


Forefoot support: Spring back technology helps to keep the foot upright.


Washable/Autoclavable: Like other Heelift products, Heelift can be washed safely in a net or mesh laundry bag and can be autoclaved for sterility. For more information visit our instructions page.




Heelift Suspension Boot can play an integral role in heel pressure ulcer prevention regimens for susceptible, high-risk patients as well as for patients already suffering from heel pressure ulcers. Risk factors for the development of heel pressure ulcers include:

  • Age
  • Decreased sensation in the lower extremities from spinal cord injuries
    or neurological diagnoses
  • Moisture from perspiration or incontinence
  • Poor nutrition
  • Circulatory complications
  • Friction or shearing caused by dragging or sliding a patient across bed
    sheets, which can allow unprotected heels to rub on the bed surface

Use of Heelift Suspension Boot, together with scheduled turning of the patient, careful monitoring, and other prevention procedures, has been clinically proven to help reduce heel pressure prevalence over time1.


Sizing Chart:


Heelift® Standard

Heelift Standard boot


Heelift Standard

Calf Circumference

8 inches – 17 inches

20 cm – 43 cm

Height Range

60 inches – 77 inches

152 cm – 196 cm

Weight Range

120 lbs. – 250 lbs.

54 kg – 113 kg

Heelift® Bariatric

Heelift Bariatric boot

Heelift Bariatric

Calf Circumference

12 inches – 23 inches

30 cm – 58 cm

Height Range

65 inches – 80 inches

165 cm – 203 cm

Weight Range

220 lbs. – 600 lbs.

100 kg – 271 kg

Heelift® Petite

Heelift Petite boot


Heelift Petite

Calf Circumference

6 inches – 10 inches

15 cm – 25 cm

Height Range

46 inches – 64 inches

117 cm – 163 cm

Weight Range

70 lbs. – 130 lbs.

32 kg – 50 kg


1 McInerney, Joan A, MSN, RN, BC, CWOCN. "Reducing Hospital-Acquired Pressure
Ulcer Prevalence Through a Focused Prevention Program."
Advances in Skin &
Wound Care 2008:21:75-78


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