Bariatric Amputee Cushions are designed for the larger patients. These cushions have a minimum of one inch of Visco to redistribute the increased pressures.
Bariatric Cushions are available in the same types of cushions and wedges normally manufactured by JDM Medical.
All JDM's Amputee Cushions have an extended side to support above-knee or below-knee amputations. Amputee Cushions and Wedges come with a solid insert to eliminate hammocking and to support the lower extremity. They are manufactured with a minimum of two inches of HR Polyurethane foam and one inch of Visco Layering. Velcro straps are attached to prevent the cushion from sliding in the chair.
Each Amputee Cushion is resident specific, and comes with 1" Visco.
To measure below knee amputations (BKA) flexed amputee extensions:
- Have the patient seated all the way to the back of the wheelchair.
- Measure from the front edge of the wheelchair sling to approximately 1 1/2 inches behind the knee.
To measure BKA extended and above knee amputations (AKA):
- Seat patient all the way in the back of the wheelchair.
- Measure from the front edge of the wheelchair sling to the end of the amputation and add 1 inch.
Please note the maximum length for any solid extension from the front edge of the wheelchair sling is 15 inches. Please call JDM Medical for any assistance.
This cushion is designed for the long term care (LTC) industry, and it has excellent longevity.