The Solid Insert Wedge helps to inhibit sliding and sacral sitting by placing the patient into a posterior tilt. Because the posterior tilt moves the weight-bearing pressures to the ischials, JDM’s Solid Insert Wedges will have a minimum of three inches of high resiliency (HR) polyurethane foam, or two inches of HR along with one inch of Visco.
Considerations when utilizing a Solid-Insert Cushion or Wedge:
- The Solid-Insert in these cushions eliminate the hammocking effect of a sling-bottom wheelchair by elevating the individual above the upholstery tubing.
- All of JDM’s Solid Inserts must have a minimum of three inches of our High Resiliency (HR) Polyurethane as a cushioning damper between the insert and the patient, or the cushions/wedge may have a combination of at least two inches of HR along with an additional inch of Gel-Infused Visco Elastic (G.I.V.E.) for pressure redistribution. In other words, all standard solid inserts must be a minimum of three-inches thick. Please note: due to G.I.V.E.’s compression capabilities, the additional one inch added to the cushion or wedges’s height is minimized. Example: 3” x 18” 16” with Visco (031816-AS-V) will sit like a 2” thick cushion with a solid insert.
- All of JDM’s Solid-Insert Cushions have Velcro strapping to attach under the vinyl seat to prevent the cushion from twisting and sliding.
- All of JDM’s Solid-Insert Cushions have a rubberized anti-skid bottom to further prevent the cushion from sliding, as well as to prevent the wheelchair’s upholstery tubing from rubbing into the fabric.
- By utilizing JDM’s feature code system, the cushion or wedge may be modified to accommodate many of the problems found in long-term care.