Mediven Levamed Stabili-Tri
Levamed stabili-tri is an ankle orthesis made of knitted fabric with
stabilisation element and strap system for phased mobilisation. It is exclusively to be used for the orthotic fitting of the ankle joint and only on unbroken skin skin or if any wounds have been properly covered.
Mode of operation
The orthesis produces a stabilisation of the ankle joint, through the
interplay of the knitted fabric, a rigid, medially running stabilisation element (plastically formable), the sturdy tongue and the strap system. The limiting of pronation, supination and of plantar flexion, protects the joint against further harm after a trauma. The knitted fabric on its own here produces a massaging effect that promotes the circulation and thus accelerates the decreasing of swellings and effusions. The strap system supports the body‘s own stabilisation and gives additional hold, similar to
Due to the fact that it can be downgraded, the Levamed stabili-tri
orthesis is suitable for therapy accompaniment adapted to stages. The product can thus be downgraded according to the phase of the healing process and offer more freedom of movement in a controlled way. The orthesis can be worn with or without a stocking, as required.
1. Phase – acute phase (inflammation phase)
Immobilisation of the foot is absolutely necessary in order to counteract inflammations and marked swellings on the ankle occurring immediately after the injury. Fully equipped with stabilising element and strap system, this orthesis provides maximum support for relief and thus supports the reduction of swelling and pain.
2. Phase – repair phase (proliferation phase)
The mobilisation of the foot can be gradually increased, improving the muscular stabilisation of the ankle joint and assisting further reduction of swelling in the affected structures. By removing the stabilising elements, the ankle joint is given more freedom, permitting controlled movement. The combination of the stiff tongue and webbing continues to provide necessary support. In order not to re-injure structures that have healed during the day, it is however recommended to continue using the stiff element at night as well.
3. Phase - remodulation phase
In the final therapy phase, the webbing is removed to allow further
freedom of movement. The aim is to continue to get the affected
structures used to loads and strengthen them. The stiff tongue and the knitted fabric continue to support the body‘s own joint stabilisation proprioceptively.
- Acute ligament injuries of the upper ankle
- Chronic instability of the upper and lower ankle joint
- For post-operative care after operations on the ligaments of the ankle joint
Side effects all over the body are currently not known. In the case of aids that are on too tight, e.g. ortheses, there can, however, in individual cases be localised pressure symptoms or constrictions of blood vessels or nerves. For this reason, you should in the following circumstances consult the doctor in charge of your treatment before using the orthesis.
- Illnesses or injuries of the skin in the area of application, especially where there are signs of inflammation (excessive warming, swelling or reddening)
- Sensory and circulatory disorders in the legs, feet (e.g. diabetes)
- Lymph drainage disorders – as well as ambiguous swellings of soft parts away from the area of application.
- A combination with other products, e.g. compression stockings, must be cleared beforehand with the doctor in charge of your treatment.
We recommend using a laundry bag. Fabric softeners, fats, oils, lotions, ointments and soap residues can affect the material, hinder the climate comfort effect and cause skin irritations.
- Wash the product by hand, preferably using a medi clean
detergent, or in delicate cycle at 30°C using a mild detergent without fabric conditioners.
- Do not bleach.
- Leave to dry naturally.
- Do not iron.
- Do not dry clean.
Size Ankle Circumference