XS Medical has a large selection of wheelchair cushions for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and maceration sores. A gel foam wheelchair cushion features a gel core to provide support and a foam outer layer for comfortable cushioning.
Wheelchair cushions are one of the most important features of a wheelchair. There is a potential for a person to develop pressure sores if the wheelchair does not come equipped with the right kind of cushion for a person’s body type and needs. Luckily, the perfect cushion can be found elsewhere and added to the chair. In order to prevent sores and skin irritations, utilizing a gel foam wheelchair cushion will redistribute weight and decrease the pressure on one centralized location. The gel foam material is highly durable and capable of withstanding many weights without deteriorating. The stability provided by wheelchair cushions will provide increased mobility since the user will be stable and supported. A wheelchair seating surface is incredibly important because it ultimately determines how comfortable a person will be. Gel foam wheelchair cushions come in a variety of different styles that provide different benefits to be the ideal fit for an individual. While each cushion helps reduce tissue interface pressures and increase comfort, some cushions may conform to a body while others focus on skin protection. They are excellent in minimizing the effects of body heat and the high quality materials increase the durability of the product. Gel foam wheelchair cushions are a great solution for preventing and treating skin ulcerations or maceration sores while keeping a person remarkably comfortable as they go about their day.