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AliMed® Solid Seat Insert™ with Pommel Here's a truly useful abduction wedge that also eliminates wheelchair seat sag. Fixed pommel resists collapse for the most secure positioning. Pommel is padded with soft, comfortable, polyfoam. For more cushioning and enhanced pressure distribution, choose the model with a 1" T-Foam (Temper Foam) or T-Gel™ layer covering the entire sitting surface.
The solid seat insert is only 1-1/2" thick at the center and effectively fills sling seat sag. The cushion is upholstered in slip-resistant, liquid-resistant vinyl. Back ties included, plus a square of ScootGard which can be used between the cushion and seat to prevent slippage.
Pommel Cushions limit adduction
Pommel Cushions help reduce
the risk of adduction or internal
rotation contracture while limiting forward
sliding in the wheelchair. The pommel also
helps separate the knees to reduce skin
shear and allow air to circulate.
Pommel Cushions are recommended
for residents who require a supportive sitting
surface and adduction control, who have a
tendency to slide forward or require post-op
hip replacement care, and those with lower-extremity
AliMed Pommel Cushions start with a
convex base, filling the sling seat to deliver a
level sitting surface and increased tolerance.
There are three options available to meet a
range of patient needs:
Solid Seat Insert with Pommel
The flat top surface and convex base of the
Solid Seat Insert (SSI) eliminates seat sag and
creates a level foundation. Choose from three
different sitting surfaces. Standard foam is
recommended for patients without skin integrity
issues; T-Foam™ offers excellent pressure
redistribution for those with low-to-moderate
skin integrity issues; T-Gel™ offers optimal
shear reduction for moderate-risk individuals by
mimicking fatty tissue and moving with the skin.
Sit-Straight Wedge with Pommel
Wedge shape positions knees slightly higher
than hips to discourage forward migration of
the pelvis, making them ideal for those with a
tendency for forward sliding.
Release Pommel Cushions
Standard pommel cushions utilize a
nonremovable pommel, which presents an
obstacle when transferring the patient. Our
revolutionary Release Pommel is attached
to the cushion by a secure retaining strap.
When it is time to transfer, the pommel can be
released and dropped out of the way, allowing
the transfer to be safely performed with only