Bariatric Coccyx Cutout Wedges are designed for the larger patients. These wedges 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 Coccyx Cutout style cushions are designed for individuals with existing difficulties at the coccyx area, such as decubitus ulcers. As the name implies, the coccyx portion of the cushion is “cut out.” The entire cushion or wedge is layered with Visco to redistribute pressure over the total surface area; but, in particular, the Visco foam molds to the shape of the body surrounding the cutout. The idea is to eliminate any pressure exerted on the wound and to redistribute the pressure surrounding the wound, promoting faster healing. The low-profile, anti-hammocking bottom allows most residents to continue to self-propel. These cushions come with Anti-Skid bottoms and Velcro straps to prevent them from sliding in the wheelchair.
All of JDM Medical's Anti-Hammocking Cushions use the highest quality materials to provide comfort without reducing mobility.
Many other wedges and cushions have flat bottoms, thereby elevating the sitter so their feet no longer touch the ground. This extra elevation often eliminates an individual's ability to foot propel. JDM Medical's Anti-Hammocking Cushion has a convex bottom that eliminates the sling effect of vinyl-bottomed wheelchairs. This design allows the sitter to sit more comfortably without giving up mobility. This is most useful for individuals who are able to maneuver their wheelchair by foot movement.
The Anti-Hammocking Cushion has the following properties:
- Contains High Resiliency (HR) which is the highest grade of polyurethane foam
- All materials meet the U.S.A.'s highest flame retardant standard for furniture (CA TB 117)
- Cover is antibacterial, antistatic, and fluid-proof
- Anti-Skid bottom, Velcro strap, and Nylon strap all help keep the cushion from sliding
This cushion is designed for the long term care (LTC) industry, and it has excellent longevity.