Ankle/Foot/Heel & Medical Knee Pads

AORN 2017 Guidelines state that, “Positioning devices used are designed to cradle the heel in a gel… surface, by offloading the heel and supporting the Achilles tendon, or providing a surface that distributes the weight of the patient’s leg along the calf. Protect sensitive areas in most supine and lithotomy procedures with a layer of Akton® polymer gel. In the lateral position, padding between the knees protects the sensitive nerves from compressing. Remember, when you offload the heel, you should make sure the sacral area is protected (see our overlays).