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What is Pedilay® med used for?
Pedilay® med is a ready for use foot bandage that covers the whole foot up to the ankle and supports medical treatments. And it saves valuable time in the process: It takes just seconds to gently put on or take off, which can save you valuable patient care time.
Combining biocompatible low-friction nonwoven material and wafer-thin seams, single-use Pedilay® med is easy on the skin, and maintains essential hygiene standards for the patient.
It protects the skin from external impacts and helps maintain the skin's natural balance. It can act as a secondary or tertiary supporting foot treatment in case of wounds or other injuries. Here, Pedilay® med is able to protect wound care products such as plasters or dressings and absorb excess fluid, such as wound exudate.
It can be used for patients undergoing short or long term medical treatment for their foot as well as for those who are confined to the bed or have limited mobility. Our specialists, see potential usages for Pedilay® med with the indications below, among others.
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This is how Pedilay® med helps you
Pedilay® med aids medical treatment on its own or in conjunction with other products. Pedilay® med may be used as a primary dressing on intact, uninjured skin and as a secondary or tertiary dressing on injured skin, i.e. as an additional layer.
Warning: Do not use Pedilay® directly on injured skin or open wounds without a primary layer underneath it (e.g. a plaster).
Protecting the primary layer
In wound care, we distinguish between primary and secondary layers. Primary dressings (or layers) are in direct contact with the wound while secondary dressings are intended to protect or support the first layer.
When is a secondary layer required?
- If the primary layer does not adhere to the treatment area itself
- To prevent unintended detachment
- To protect the primary layer from contamination and impurities
- To support the primary layer, e.g. by absorbing fluid
What are the advantages of a good secondary layer?
- The primary layer can be used for longer
- Unnecessary dressing changes can be avoided
- Cost of care can be reduced due to fewer bandage changes
- Care can be administered more hygienically due to the extra protection
Agitated or sensitive skin
Already agitated skin can often react quickly and painfully to external impacts and is therefore more susceptible to tears, hematomas, and wounds.
Avoiding the consequences of agitated/sensitive skin
- Careful and gentle care is particularly important in this case
- External factors such as pressure or irritants can be reduced by carefully selecting the materials to be used
- This calls for administering care with little friction or compression, and for selecting biocompatible products that are free from pollutants and additives.
PEDILAY MAY BE USED TO SUPPORT TREATMENT FOR THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS
Neuropathy refers to various conditions involving nerve damage. Diabetic neuropathy resulting from diabetes mellitus is the most common form. Symptoms include pain, tingling, as well as a loss of sensitivity, signs of paralysis, or disorders of the autonomic nervous system.
If sensory perception is affected, patients may not notice injuries, bruises or similar, or only notice them too late. Frequently, complications result, such as wounds, ulcers, infections, or bone deformation due to abnormal biomechanical stress.
Avoiding the consequences of neuropathy:
- The German national care guidelines (NVL) recommend regular checks and careful foot care
- Any footwear should easily adapt to the foot/deformities and be free from creases and pressure points
- If the foot has limited range of motion, footwear should be easy to put on and take off
Changes in the size and shape of feet, e.g. club foot, hallux valgus, or amputations, can complicate medical treatment. Inappropriate foot care may cause pressure or friction, frequently leading to calluses or even open wounds and ulcers.
Avoiding the consequences of atypical foot shapes
Generally, care should be taken to ensure that the foot is not restricted or squashed while at the same time being thoroughly, and gently, protected. Excessive tension should be avoided, as should creases and excess material. Reducing the friction and shear forces against the skin may also prevent irritation and wounds.
- Lawall, H.; Reike, H. (2009): Diabetisches Fußsyndrom: Der Internist 50(8), S. 936–944.
- Teichmann, J.; Sabo, D. (2009): Epidemiologie und Klassifikation des diabetischen Fußsyndroms. Der Orthopäde 38(12), S. 1139–1148.
- Donatelli, R. (1987): Abnormal Biomechanics of the Foot and Ankle. The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 9(1), S. 11–16.
- Fleischner, G. (2003). Podologische Orthopädie. München.
- Dahmen, R.; Haspels, R.; Koomen, B; Hoeksma, A.F. (2001): Therapeutic Footwear for the Neuropathic Foot. An algorithm. Diabetes Care 24(4), S. 705–709.
Diabetic Foot Syndrome
In diabetics, smaller injuries and bruises may lead to a diabetic foot (e.g. due to a too tightly wrapped dressing, tight sock bands, fungal infections, calluses), which also means poorly healing wounds.
If diagnosed too late or not treated properly, this can lead to severe ulcers and necrosis, as well as damage to joints and bones (Charcot foot). The risk of bruises and abrasions also increases. For many patients with advanced diabetic foot syndrome, amputation of the affected structure is the last intervention possible.
Avoiding the consequences of diabetic foot
Many of these ulcers are caused by inappropriate footwear (pressure, friction). Patients suffering from diabetes mellitus should use footwear with an adequate fit that gently touches and protects the skin with seamless material. Regular medical foot care is also necessary, alongside treating even minor wounds.
- Lawall, H.; Reike, H. (2009). Diabetisches Fußsyndrom: Der Internist 50(8), S. 936-944.
- Heller, T.; Blum, M; Spraul, M. et al. (2014): Folgeerkrankungen des Diabetes mellitus: Prävalenzen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift 193, S. 786–791.
- Morbach, S.; Müller, E.; Reike, H. et al. (2014): Experimental and Clinical Endocrinoloy & Diabetes 122, S. 416–424.
- Teichmann, J.; Sabo, D. (2009). Epidemiologie und Klassifikation des diabetischen Fußsyndroms. Der Orthopäde 38(12), S. 1139–1148
Order Pedilay® med
- available in 3 sizes
- eligible for refund as a dressing material (in Germany)
- Pack content: 30 pieces
- S for shoe sizes 37-42 → PZN 15319552
- L for shoe sizes 41-46→ PZN 15562583
- Pack content: 10 pieces
- S for shoe sizes 37-42 → PZN 16369026
- L for shoe sizes 41-46 → PZN 16369032
- XL for shoe sizes 45-49 → PZN 16748462
How to order:
Download the order form and send it via:
FAX +49 (0) 911 540 645 34
You can also order by phone: +49 (0) 911 540 645 33.
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