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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 the body for added support yet holds its shape even with long-term use. Cushion tapers from 3"H front to 1"H in rear. Removable cover options: Wipe-clean, nonslip Vinyl Upholstered Cover further limits forward sliding and is great for long-term durability; washable Polyester Knit Cover enhances comfort and reduces heat buildup.
3"H tapers to 1"H • High-density foam • Covers are removable for laundering • Rear ties
Available in three sizes:
18"W x 16"D
16"W x 16"D
14"W x 14"D
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.