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Wheelchair cushions are available in: Foam, multi-density Foam is the most basic kind of cushion, usually about 2" thick. These "basic" cushions are good for wheelchair users that are at low risk of developing pressure sores. Gel, usually a Gel pad or surface on top of a foam cushion. Gel-cushions are used for the prevention and treatment of ski...

Wheelchair cushions are available in: Foam, multi-density Foam is the most basic kind of cushion, usually about 2" thick. These "basic" cushions are good for wheelchair users that are at low risk of developing pressure sores. Gel, usually a Gel pad or surface on top of a foam cushion. Gel-cushions are used for the prevention and treatment of skin breakdown. Air, used for wound therapy, stage 2 or higher pressure ulcers. These "Air" cushions, such as the ROHO, offer customizable support and are available in a variety of cushion types.

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  • Foam Wheelchair Cushions
    Foam cushions have been developed over the years because foam can be easily carved and molded to create contours. With the development of viscoelastic foams, immersion of bony prominences is attainable to increase surface area. Layered foams of different densities are essential for the cushion to maintain its shape. Foam cushions are popular because no maintenance is required, material is light, and cost is resonable. Foams are temperature sensitive, so cushions should not be left in areas of extreme cold. New foams with breathable properties are now being used to allow for custom-contoured cushions without the heat buildup. Use of material technologies from outside industries is now providing the seating industry with alternatives, although cost may be a significant factor.
  • Air-Filled Cushions
    Air provides the perfect medium for immersion. The limitation is containing the air for stability. Many cushions have combined the positive use of flotation technology while limiting instability of the surface by containing air in quadrants and pockets. Air also helps to reduce buildup of heat and moisture. Air cushions are light but require maintenance because air must be maintained for proper immersion.
  • GEL Wheelchair Cushions
    Gel cushions promote immersion and shear reduction because they allow bony prominences to move within the fluid.
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