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Understanding the TWO sides of Foot Drop
One-quarter of all human bones are located in the feet. 26 bones. 33 joints. Over 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. That’s a lot of moving parts. And when you figure in the nerves that effect the foot, there’s just a lot going on with the lower extremity. And a lot that could go wrong. When the peripheral nerves in the legs are damaged or compressed, foot drop can occur. But what exactly is foot drop?
Preventing pressure injuries on the heels is critical for good patient care
It is widely documented that the heel is the second most common site for pressure injuries. A prevalence study conducted over a 16-year period revealed that heel ulcers accounted for 34% of all PIs in bedridden patients. And 41% of all deep tissue injuries also manifest on the heel. But, why?
Non-powered Reactive Air Support Surfaces
Quite simply, a reactive support surface can change its load distribution properties only in response to an applied load. Pressure is redistributed based on body movements, so patients are literally floating on air.
Stopping Pressure Injuries Before They Start Makes Good Sense…Cents
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While Ben Franklin probably wasn’t referring to pressure injuries, he was spot on! And with an estimated 9 to 11 billion dollars spent annually in the US, pressure injuries are kind of a big deal. Patients entering facilities looking for care shouldn’t leave with additional hospital-acquired conditions. Avoiding the avoidable makes good sense.
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