Designed by a podiatrist, the Herbst Cradle is a cost effective treatment for
- Prevention and healing of decubital ulcers on the heel and malleoli
- Prevention of bed linen abrasions
- Medial or lateral rotations of the lower extremities and unwanted hip positioning
- Plantar flexion contractures (Achilles contractures)
Herbst Cradle patented orthosis is designed for plantar flexion contractures, pressure-free positioning and prevention or healing of deductible ulcers on the heel and malleoli. Made of soft, ripstop nylon, Herbst Cradle is cool and soothing to the patients compromised skin.
Anti-bacterial filling is strategically placed, creating a soft cradle that alleviates pressure while a pocket of beads in the center wall of the leg portion enhances blood circulation. Plastic posterior and plantar brace keeps foot at a 90-degree angle while the patient rests comfortably in bed. Anti-rotation bar prevents lower extremity rotation and adjusts for right or left foot. Hook & loop closures allow for secure and expedient application.
Extremely lightweight, Herbst Cradle weighs only 15 oz.