An innovative leg support system designed to reduce serious back pain problems associated with manually lifting and holding a leg will be launched at MEDICA 2007 - the world’s largest healthcare technologies trade fair on November 14 -17 in Germany.
Created by UK based Salitas, the Leg Support System works to raise and support a patient’s lower limb and brings about a significant reduction in the muscle stress associated with this activity. In addition, it allows for the maintenance of hip movement while reducing the risk of hyperextension at the knee joint, pressure sores on the heel and DVT.
The Suspension Stand is also effective as a stand alone product and is able to support a wide variety of loads other than suspension of the leg, such as the positioning of drips and monitors above or close to the patient; with its small footprint making it mobile.
Also to be launched at MEDICA, will be the Salitas Plaster Room Suspension System; designed once again to reduce the risk of staff developing back injuries whilst applying cast to a lower limb and to improve patient comfort.
The Bradford Sling will be showcased too; with its wide range of applications in post-procedural end uses and ability to speed up recovery time for patients suffering from, for example, complex burns and other trauma.
Richard Wilson, Salitas Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted to be exhibiting at Medica 2007, our cutting edge range of products designed to improve treatment and aid recovery; which we are hoping to source new distributors for. As well as greatly improving patient care, a key benefit of the products include the ability to prevent healthcare professionals suffering from back problems.”