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Date: March, 2008

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Subject: DM SYSTEMS, INC., ADDS HEELIFT® PETITE SUSPENSION BOOT TO GROWING FAMILY OF WOUND CARE PRODUCTS

Petite Suspension Boot for pressure ulcer prevention

Evanston, IL...DM Systems, manufacturer of Heelift® Standard and the new Heelift® Bariatric Suspension Boot, introduces Heelift® Petite. Part of a growing family of wound care products, Heelift® Petite helps meet pressure ulcer prevention needs for pediatric patients or patients who are shorter than average.

The Heelift® Petite Suspension Boot, available in either smooth or convoluted foam, offers customizable heel pressure redistribution for patients who range in height from 3 feet, 10 inches to 5 feet, 4 inches and who have calf circumferences of 6 to 10 inches. Like the other products in the Heelift® family, Heelift® Petite is latex-free, includes a friction-free tricot backing to facilitate patient mobility, and comes with an extra pad which can be used to help prevent hip rotation or foot drop. To relieve pressure on the Achilles tendon or to address Achilles tendon erythema, the boot can be customized by cutting a two to four-inch wedge into the elevation pad.

With CMS declaring pressure ulcers "never" events starting in October 2008, it is essential that all patients, no matter the size, receive help in preventing heel pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcer risk in pediatric and small patients must receive the same level of attention as it does in all high-risk patients, now more than ever.

For more information about Heelift® Petite Suspension Boot or the complete family of Heelift® wound care products, call DM Systems at 800.254.5438.