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AliHip™ Cushion Comfortable but firm 4" foam cushion with a 15º - 20º sloped cutout at the front of the sitting surface on the operative side.
How does it work? The base cushion has the 15º - 20º sloped cutout at the front 2/3 of the cushion surface. The detachable wedge attaches securely on the non-operative side of the cushion, but can be removed and repositioned on the opposite side depending on the individual patient needs. This creates a flat sitting surface for the non-operative leg, and allows the distal end of the operative leg to rest slightly lower than the hip. And the smooth but secure hook-and-loop attachments ensure proper positioning without irritating skin.
Cushion is firm yet conforming foam with choice of skin-friendly, water-resistant, black AliTex knit cover or durable upholstered black vinyl. Both covers are removable and machine-washable, and feature waterfall zippers and rear safety ties.
18"W x 16"D x 4"H; slope side is 1"H in front
Traditional Hip Cushions are usually very firm and thick—adding
up to 6" of additional height. They maintain the hip at the required 90° angle but may also restrict the user’s functional reach.
AliHip™ Cushions are gently sloped on the operative side so the hip can extend
an additional 15° to 20°, allowing the user to safely lean forward the same 15° to 20° at the trunk in facilitation of sit-to-stand,
self-toileting, basic ADLs, even eating!
AliHip Cushions also improve positioning
of hips to help with pain control and to maximize sitting tolerance post-operatively. Plus, with the knee naturally lower than the hips at this angle, individuals don’t need
to sit on a 6"-high hip cushion or a pile of
Comfortably maintains hip precautions
AliHip Cushions maintain hips at more than 90° extension, while allowing user more freedom of movement in the wheelchair or armchair. More comfortable than traditional hip cushions, they are adjustable for left or right leg.