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Norco™ Elbow/Heel Protector, Gel Pa

Norco Heel/Elbow Protectors is a heel/elbow protector. INTENDED USES: Protect the elbow and/or heel from pressure sores or skin ulceration due to shearing forces. CLAIMED FEATURES: Available in two padding styles. Offers excellent skin aeration and is ideal for intermittent use. The Foam Elbow/Heel Protector has a sewn-in foam pad that measures 6" (15cm) in diameter. The Gel Elbow/Heel Protector has a removable, shock-absorbing gel pad that measures 3-1/2" x 6-1/4" (8.9 x 16cm). Sleeves are machine washable. Remove gel pad prior to washing. Air dry. These products do not contain natural rubber latex. Sold in pairs.To size, measure circumference at heel or elbow crease. If measurement falls in between sizes, order the larger size. OPTIONS: Gel Pad. NC58800-2: Medium 9” - 11” (23cm - 28cm) 17" (43cm), Blue. NC58800-3: Large 11” - 13” (28cm - 33cm) 19" (48cm), Green. NC58800-4: X-Large 13” - 15" (33cm - 38cm) 20" (51cm), Red.

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 

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: $39.99 na

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

Other Stores

Amazon$39.99 Inquire vendor Inquire vendor Free with Prime  
* 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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