Band-It™ Ankle Support

Band-It Ankle Supports position the lower extremities. Band-Its attach to the footplates of a wheelchair.

Band-It™ Ankle Support

The VARILITE Band-It™ positions the lower extremities, and LE positioning enhances full body positioning. The Band-It is ideal for individuals with poor lower extremity control, spasticity, impaired sensation, eversion/inversion malalignments, body-scheme deficits, and heel cord shortening.

VARILITE Band-It has a Dynamic Positioning Strap. Dynamic positioning allows freedom of ankle movement, which prevents joint stiffening. If the client has increased extensor tone, the dynamic component keeps the foot in place, while maintaining flexion at the ankle.

Dynamic positioning is achieved by adjusting the length of the webbing with a tension lock. For a dynamic effect, the webbing is left lax. For a static effect, the webbing is pulled taut through the tension lock. Band-It dynamic positioning allows up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) of movement on Extra Small and Small sizes, and up to 2 inches (5 cm) on Medium and Large sizes.

The body of the Band-It is made with soft closed-cell foam covered in breathable polyester knit fabric and edged with a nylon binding to withstand the rigors of daily use. The front closure is secured with a high-strength, molded side squeeze buckle. The Band-It attaches to the footplate of a wheelchair with two steel dual tab tri-ends.

Size Selection and Mounting:
The Band-it is designed to secure around the ankle, with the body of the device extending over the top of the client’s shoes to distribute pressure over a larger area. It is important that a client wear shoes and socks during Band-it use.
Measure the circumference of the ankle, two finger widths above the malleoli. When measuring, the client should be wearing shoes, socks and applicable orthoses.
Extra Small 4.5 -6 in. (12-23 cm)
Small 6-9 in. (15-23 cm)
Medium 9-11 in. (23-28 cm)
Large 11-13 in. (28-33 cm)

To allow for greater range of motion at the ankle, place the mounting hardware away from the foot. For less motion, mount the hardware closer to the sides of the foot. Hardware placement should be made in collaboration with a therapist or other qualified health care provider.
As with all positioning devices, perform regular skin checks to monitor skin condition and promptly inform the client’s health care provider of any redness or open areas.

Technical Specifications

Mounting HardwareTri-End Fittings
Pad TypePadded
Buckle TypeSide Squeeze, Single Pull
Closure TypeMolded
MaintenanceMachine wash as needed. Remove all hardware and place in large sock or pillowcase to prevent damage. Air dry.
Warranty2 Years
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Configurable Options

Size
Note: To determine HCPCS Code, Item Number, and MSRP, you must first configure this product.