Care recipient (cr) gets pressure sores from sitting in wheelchair

Try: Make sure cr’s wheelchair seat depth is correctly measured a longer depth will serve to distribute pressure over a greater area the surface area of the seat thus reducing pressure in any given place this does not hold true if cr is sitting in the knees up position with only the ischials sitting bones making seat contact the pressure will still remain on the ischials no matter how deep the seat is if the thighs do not make contact with the seat they will not aid in pressure distribution

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance

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References: manual wheelchair help 2008 by sherman oaks medical supplies available at www shermanoaksmedical com

Keywords: Wheelchair seat depth pressure sores

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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