Elevate Lower Limb is a cushion support with a slightly pliant body which allows injured lower limbs to be lifted to a level around 12 inches above the heart to reduce, minimise or stem the swelling of the injured lower limb. It is now available to hospitals nationwide.
It has been invented and developed through a collaboration between a Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Health Enterprise East (HEE), the regional NHS Innovation Hub and a technical textiles company, Precision Stitching Limited.
Elevate Lower Limb can be used for lower limb trauma, for example knee ligament injuries or ankle fractures, lower limb surgery including total knee replacement, lymphoedema, deep vein thrombosis, chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral oedema secondary to heart failure.
The covering fabric of the support is fluid-proof, latex free and easy to clean. It costs 87.50 + VAT + postage.