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Albahealth Introduces Patient Safety Footwear for Bariatric Patients

Albahealth, a Division of Encompass Group LLC, now offers patient safety footwear for bariatric patients within the Confetti Treads line.

The Confetti Treads bariatric offering provides multiple sizes for a range of bariatric patients, with the largest being 5 X-Large.

“The 5XL sock offering features a flexible profile to easily accommodate either a short/wide or long foot, and a stretch welt design made to accommodate larger ankles and calves without creating restriction on the patient’s limb, said Jennifer Woody, Senior Marketing Manager, Encompass Group.

“The uniquely designed stretch welt helps keep the sock in position and up on the limb, while providing maximum patient comfort,” Woody said.

Available in standard and risk-management styles, all Confetti Treads feature top of the line slip-resistance and 360-degree protection with a unique, and patented all-around tread profile.

“The Confetti Treads bariatric sock offering was created with the Encompass belief that better care starts with safety and comfort in mind. We’re pleased to offer these socks to the health care industry for this growing segment in patient care,” Woody said. •

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