Preventing pressure sores and ulcers while seated in a wheelchair during extended periods will typically require the use of a wheelchair cushion. We have a large variety of options to accommodate various requirements.
Choosing a Wheelchair Cushion
Size: You want to be sure to choose the exact size of your wheelchair seat for an appropriate fit. The height of the cushion will also determine how high the person will be sitting in the chair and may affect whether or not they will still be able to fit comfortably at a table or desk.
Type of Cushion: Standard cushions may be adequate for many pressure prevention needs; however, there are also specialty type cushions, such as wedge shaped cushions, pommel cushions, anti-thrust cushions, and saddle cushions that can help prevent forward sliding and assist with positioning and posture control.
Cushion Material: Foam, Gel, and Air wheelchair cushions are the most common choices. Foam cushions are an economical and lightweight option to distribute weight more evenly over a larger area, helping to avoid pressure on more bony areas. Gel Cushions have advanced pressure prevention characteristics and may also help regulate body temperature and moisture buildup, which may help protect delicate skin. Air cushions are designed for advanced pressure management for those at highest risk of developing pressure ulcers.
A unique construction of high-resilient molded foam provides optimal support, stabilization, and pressure redistribution for low risk patients seeking comfort and support. Includes a water resistant stretch cover.
Available in 5 Sizes for wheelchairs 16", 18" or 20"
This skin protection cushion has a high density foam shell surrounding a uniquely designed dual chambered gel bladder to provide proper immersion and envelopment for pressure redistribution. Water-resistant stretch cover.
The Dura-Gel™ BASE 3G wheelchair cushion reduces surface pressure through the use of a support layer of non-aqueous Dura-Gel™ along with a high-density base foam for comfort, airflow, and disbursement of pressure to treat and help prevent pressure sores.
Premium, 3-inch design includes a pressure-sensitive, molded high density polyurethane foam encompassing a gel bladder and topped with a gel-infused, visco memory foam layer for prevention and treatment of pressure sores.
Three layers within this 4" high wheelchair cushion include a comfortable memory foam top, gel incorporated bladder, with a medium density foam base to provide proper pressure distribution and weight equalization to meet the unique demands of the bariatric patient.
Weight Capacity: 650 lbs
Available in 3 Sizes for 24", 26", and 30" wheelchairs
Premium Gel Foam Cushion reduces tissue interface pressures at critical points to help prevent the formation of pressure sores and is formed as a wedge to gently recline riders and help prevent forward sliding.
The Dura-Gel™ (Skin Protection & Positioning) wheelchair cushion reduces surface pressure through the use of non-aqueous Dura-Gel™ placed in three pressure zones for long-term skin protection for high risk patients, while promoting good posture and preventing forward or sideways sliding.
The Support Pro Wedge controls forward leaning by adding slight anterior height. When used with a reclining back, it helps redistribute pressure from ischial area to the back. Available with or without QuadraGel® insert.
Zero Elevation cushion allows for greater freedom of movement for standard positioning issues. Dual density foam with Quadra3D® Gel pack core provides pressure redistribution and reduces heat build-up, while the Tapered leg abductors and leg contours provide positioning support.
Dual density foam wedge with Quadra 3D Gel core reduces shear forces and heat build-up, while helping to control forward leaning by adding slight anterior height. Includes non-skid bottom & hook-n-loop attachment.
The innovative design of the MOSAIC cushion allows you to sink comfortably into the cushion, while it shapes to the unique contours of your body with ROHO air-cell-and pump based technology providing an effective, controlled air flow so you can sit longer, with less pain.
Available in 4 sizes for 16", 18" or 20" wheelchairs
This molded 3" high density foam cushion has a contoured design that aligns hips and legs while reducing pressure on any one area, while the mild anti-thrust shelf promotes postural stability and helps prevent forward migration.