AliMed® Basic Wedge

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AliMed® Basic Wedge
$53.25
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Product Highlights

  • Wheelchair wedge cushion for geri-chair or wheelchair
  • Will not flatten under user's weight
  • Water-resistant, no-slip cover

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AliMed® Basic Wedge This simple wedge design creates a comfortable sitting surface that discourages slouching and maximizes sitting tolerance. High-density polyurethane foam contours to body for added support, yet holds its shape even with long-term use. 3" high front tapers to 1" in rear. Cover options: Choose between two removable covers. Nonslip Vinyl Cover is a wipe-clean fabric that further limits forward sliding and is great for long-term durability. Polyester Knit Cover is a washable polyester fabric that enhances comfort and reduces heat buildup.

18"W x 16"D, 16"W x 16"D or14"W x 14"D • 3"H tapers to 1" • High-density foam • Covers are removable for laundering • Rear ties

Wedge cushions are used to help prevent a wheelchair user from sliding forward in the chair (sacral sitting). The risks associated with sacral sitting include skin breakdown at the coccyx and thoracic regions, falls from the wheelchair, poor sitting tolerance, and loss of functional abilities. A wedge cushion helps by positioning the pelvis in an anterior tilt with the knees slightly higher than the hips. This improved sitting posture decreases pressure on the sacrum and coccyx, and encourages improved breathing, better head control, and better positioning for self-feeding. Wedge cushions can also be used to keep users' hips properly positioned at 90º when seated in a reclined position.
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