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TruVue Heel Protector with Wedge - Standard: Calf Size 13" - 18" (33 - 45 cm)

TruVue Heel Protector with Wedge is a heel protector. INTENDED USES: Patients with diabetes or peripheral vascular disease. CLAIMED FEATURES: Mirrors the natural shape of the leg, securely holding the foot and ankle in place. The Achilles pad ensures consistent heel offloading, avoiding hyperextension of the knee. The anti-foot drop straps add further protection for ankle contractures while the open-ended foot gate enables a true view of the foot for quick and easy access. Flexible straps - allows for a customizable fit. Stabilizes and supports - can be used with optional wedge to help prevent hip and leg rotation. Open-ended foot gate - Allows a true view of the foot and offloaded heel. Customizable for a narrow or wide foot and dressings. Anti-foot dop straps - keeps ankle ina neutral position (90-degree angle). Multiple tubing ports - Allow for convenitent placement of SCD, ICD or NPWT tubing. Cool & Breathable. Easy to Use. Quality Construction. OPTION: Standard: Calf Size 13" - 18" (33 - 45 cm)

Product Information

If a person cannot easily move without help and stays in bed for long periods of time, heel or elbow protectors can be used to help prevent or treat pressure ulcers/injuries (bed sores). However, in addition to using elbow or heel protectors, to effectively prevent pressure ulcers/injuries, persons with no mobility need to have their position changed at least every 4 hours.

Pricing and Suppliers

Is it covered by Medicare Part B?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) does not routinely cover heel or elbow protectors.

How can I purchase this product?

Protectors can be purchased from medical supply stores. Please refer to table "Other Stores" below for pricing and suggestions on where to purchase this product "out-of-pocket" (without insurance). If there are no vendors listed and you would like to have information on suppliers, please email info@woundreference.com. 

The table below shows highest and lowest Medicare pricing across the country
DescriptionMedicare DME co-payment Min / Max
Protector heel or elbow $1.96 / $2.30
Estimated out-of-pocket cost:

If your insurance does not cover this product, you can purchase it directly from any store. A list of online stores and prices is provided below for your convenience. For updated prices, find it on the internet at https://woundreference.com/app/product?id=1396

Other Stores

* Indicates whether store accepts Medicare or commercial insurance, but may not apply to this specific product. See coding, coverage and reimubursement for more information.
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