Boots to aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and bedsores
Parafricta® Bootees are made using a smart, strong, breathable, silk-like, low-friction, proprietary fabric that reduces the risk of friction and shear-related skin breakdown on the feet.
The foot is particularly vulnerable to pressure ulcers and other skin damage. This is because people frequently dig in their heels to push themselves up in bed, or rub their feet on the bed due to agitation or spasms. When subjected to friction and the associated internal shearing, the cells and tissues of the feet begin to break down, which first manifests itself as redness and inflammation (pre-stage 1 and stage 1 pressure ulcers) and may progress to blistering and ulceration (stage 2+ pressure ulcers).
Parafricta® Bootees provide a comfortable way to protect the feet and ankles (particularly the heels) from the risk of friction and shear-related pressure ulcers and other skin conditions.
There are two types of bootee.
Washable and reusable bootees in a slip-on style (PFFB-002) or Velcro® brand closure style (PFFB-001). These models may be prescribed and are available from our online store. Please refer to the User Guide.
Single patient use, non-washable, bootees are also available, in an easy-on style, for hospital use only (PFFB-004). Please refer to the User Guide.