Designed to be inserted in the Aircast walking braces, the Heel Wedges provide additional Achilles tendon protection.
The heel supports can be placed on top of each other to achieve the desired heel rise (three heel supports equal 22º of heel raise; two heel supports equal 16º of heel raise; one heel support equals 10º of heel raise).
Product Features and Benefits
- Specifically designed Left and Right to conform to the foot arch
- Felt-covered material for improved patient comfort
- Percutanous and open Achillorrhaphy
When ordering, specify whether the Heel wedges will be used for the left or right foot, and the size of the brace. For Small, Medium, and Large walking brace, order the standard Heel Wedges. For XLarge walking braces, order the XL Heel Wedges.
- 01K-L Standard Heel Wedges Left (set of 5)
- 01K-R Standard Heel Wedges Right (set of 5)
- 01K-XLL XLarge Heel Wedges Left (set of 3)
- 01K-XLR XLarge Heel Wedges Right (set of 3)
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You can replace any wedge, they are all the same thickness.
When I should remove a wedge, witch wedge must be replaced:
- the large one in the bottom
- the small one in the top ??
Do not remove a wedge without your physician telling to do so. then you should remove the bottom first and work your way up
The heel wedges will not cushion the heel. These silicone heel cups might be better they are soft and used for heel pain. https://www.donjoystore.com/procare-silicone-heel-cups
Next should the knee with the cast be bent or elevated with the boot on?
I am partial weight bearing with crutches what is the best way to navigate stairs with the boot with the bent knee?
I would suggest that you see your medical professional if you need gait training with the boot on and allowed to have partial weight bearing. The boot does not effect your knee so you can either bend it or keep it straight depending on your comfort level. I unfortunately do not have a reason why there are only 3 wedges in the XL but I will be seeking this information from the product manager.
|01K-L||Standard Heel Wedges Left (set of 5)|
|01K-R||Standard Heel Wedges Right (set of 5)|
|01K-XLL||XLarge Heel Wedges Left (set of 3)|
|01K-XLR||XLarge Heel Wedges Right (set of 3)|