Flat Gel PAds

Versatile Pressure Care

Flat Silicone Gel Pads bring pressure care to all kinds of applications such as prosthetic protection and easing joint contractures. The extra low profile pads 1/4″ and1/8″ pads in particular offer pliability and comfort in these tight equipment locations.

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Properties of Flat Gel Pads

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Applications

Contracture Management

Flat Gel Pads are inserted between contractured limbs such as arms and legs which are locked into position. This provides cushioning against shear, friction, moisture, and heat which cause skin injuries and quickly lead to pressure ulcers.

Conditions, where Flat Gel Pads are used to alleviate the side effects of contractures, include:

  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Cerebral Palsy 
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Muscular Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Prosthetic Comfort

 Flat Gel Pads emulate human fat inconsistency. Being low profile they can easily be inserted between the stump and the prosthetic to profile a protective layer of cushioning and comfort to prevent chaffing, shear, and friction on the body due to the forces of body weight during movement.

In addition, the Flat Gel Pads can be simply cut to size to fit the exact inner dimensions of the prosthetic limb for maximum efficiency and comfort.

SlingGel Hoist Sling Protection 

Clients with pressure care needs are at their most vulnerable when being transferred in hoist slings as their entire weight impacts skin to the heightened pressure against seams and sling edges. 

Suitable for all types of hoist slings, our Flat Gel SlingGel pads are the solution to these problems. They guard the skin against shear and friction, preventing pressure injuries and reducing the risk of existing pressure ulcers becoming more acute.

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Orders received by 12 noon are despatched the same day. People suffering with pressure ulcers require fast solutions, which is why we provide express service as standard. Contact us for Made-to-Measure delivery times.

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Case Study

Phillis is a 92-year-old lady with end-stage Alzheimer’s disease. She lives in a care home and is cared for in bed. Phillis has developed grade 3 pressure ulcers in the crease of her arms and forearms due to very tight contractures.

The nurses are treating the ulcers and dressing them regularly, however, due to the pressure, heat, and moisture, the wounds are not healing. Phillis also has increased tone in her hands, causing her fingers to flex and contract into a fist. The care team is unable to open her hands out and the pressure from her fingers and nails are causing wounds on the palms of her hands.

Phillis was prescribed flat and dimensional gel, which was positioned underneath her forearms and in-between the creases of her arms. She was also prescribed custom-made gel hand rolls to put between her fingers and palm to encourage opening her hands for hygiene and to protect her skin. The following gel products were prescribed to improve her comfort, protect her skin and assist with the healing of her pressure ulcers: 

For Underneath Forearms

For Elbow Crease on Left Arm

For Elbow Crease on Right Arm