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Gel Cushions for Pressure Sores

Gel Cushions for Pressure Sores

Welcome to our post where we are reviewing Gel Cushions for Pressure Sores.

In this review you will learn what a pressure sore is so that you know if you in fact suffer them however we do not claim any special medical knowledge so it is always a good idea to check first with your medical practitioner.

We will then look at quite a few different products and discuss their Features, Advantages and Benefits so you will know how the various features will help you.

Next we will advise you of the specifications of each of these so by knowing the size you will know if the product is suitable for your situation.

You will be able to find out the price of each item.

I hope that you find this post informative and interesting and that you will learn a little more about what sort of help is available for you.

Pressure Sores

A pressure sore forms in the skin from having something constantly or regularly rubbing against the skin.

The pressure on the skin reduces blood flow and a sore forms.

For more comprehensive details on pressure sores or pressure ulcers we refer you to this article found on Wikipedia which you can read by clicking on Wikipedia.

Basic Cover for Akton Polymer Adaptive Flat Pads

This item is purely just a cover for various pads manufactured by Akton.

Made from a stretchable knit material and featuring a non-slip base this cover will fit all cushions made by Akton.

You will find it easy to open and close as it has a ring zipper on 3 sides.

Very easy clean as it is rated machine washable and able to be tumble dried.

Akton pads must be covered with this cover for warranty to be in force.

Basic Cover for Akton Polymer Adaptive Flat Pads Specifications:

  • Material: Soft black ponte fabric.
  • Fits: Akton Polymer Adaptive Pads 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch Flat Pads, Pebble or Cube Pads.
  • Sizes: 16 x 16 inches, 18 x 16 inches, 18 x 18 inches, 20 x 20 inches.
  • Care: Machine wash, tumble dry.

 

Akton Centurian Cushion with Basic Cover

The Akton Centurian Cushion with Basic Cover is made from a 5/8 inch Akton polymer pad and a 5/8 inch foam base.

The design is specifically for moderate risk users who are aided by the gel and foam pressure. The pad and foam base are surrounded by a waterproof barrier so that it provides protection to the unit from incontinence sufferers.

These pads are suitable for use in wheelchairs.

The Centurian Cushion offers significant comfort for active clients who need a light to medium weight cushion with low maintenance. The Centurian Cushion with Basic Cover is also the first choice of long term care facilities for decubitus prevention and treatment (pressure sores). This Basic Cover is sold with the Centurian. This Basic Cover is made of a soft pontae fabric, durable stretch knit material, has zippers on three sides, and is removable and washable.

This is a non-returnable hygiene item.

Akton Centurian Cushion with Basic Cover Specifications:

  • Thickness: 1-1/4 inches.
  • Includes: 5/8 inch Akton polymer pad, 5/8 inch foam base.
  • Cover: Basic.
  • Sizes: 16W x 16D, 16W x 18D, 18W x 16D, 18W x 18W.
  • Ships: UPS Ground.

Akton Polymer Adaptive Cube Pads

 

 

Akton Polymer Adaptive Cube Pads can be used in a variety of applications for traditional and non-traditional arthritic seating challenges. Pads are designed to be cut and used for spot protection in products such as arm pads, foot plates, head/leg rests and splints/braces.

The Adaptive Cube Pad can be adapted for use on backs to support and reduce risk to bony prominence, on gel-based cushions to stop bottoming out, and on existing low-end cushions to provide increased shear and pressure reduction. The cubical design of the pad surface allows increased air circulation, cushioning from mild impact, heat dissipation and increased comfort.

These pads are made from 100% Akton Polymer for cushioning and comfort.

This polymer will not leak or bottom out. It won't absorb body fluids or odors.

It is like a tissue and moves with body movement. Thus, it is good for pressure sores.

 

Shipping via UPS Ground.

This is a non-returnable hygiene item.

Akton Polymer Adaptive Cube Pads Specifications:

  • Material: 100% Akton Polymer.
  • Measures: 9/16 inch thick.
  • Available Sizes: 16 x 16 inches, 16 x 18 inches, 18 x 16 inches, 18 x 18 inches.

Akton Professional Cushion with Basic Cover

The Akton Professional Seat Cushion with Basic Cover is a 1-5/8 inch polymer gel cushion.

It has been designed to apply weight distribution evenly and also provide support for areas of pressure.

The Professional Cushion provides an additional 50% cushioning against pressure, shear, and vibration.

This is significant for those active people using a power wheelchair who have increased concerns about bottoming-out and the potential effect of increased temperatures due to foam insulation properties.

The Professional 1 5/8 inch Akton polymer provides effective weight distribution on a contour or flat surface.

The Professional Cushion includes the Basic Cover.

This Basic Cover is made of a durable stretch knit material, soft black ponte fabric, has a non-skid bottom, and is zippered on 3 sides. You will find that the cover is removable and washable.

An Incontinence Cover is also available for the Professional Cushion.

This is a non-returnable hygiene item.

Professional Cushion with Basic Cover Specifications:

  • Thickness: 1-5/8 inch.
  • Material: 100% smooth Akton polymer.
  • Available Sizes: 16W x 16D, 16W x 18D, 18W x 16D, 18W x 18D.
  • Cover: Basic.
  • Shipping: UPS Ground.

 

 

 

 

Akton Polymer Professional Bed Pad

The Akton Polymer Professional Bed Pad is an overlay pad that you lie on.

It has been designed to provide relief of pressure and is in use in hospitals and care facilities

It does not promote bacterial growth.

If you suffer arthritis this pad will provide comfort as well as pressure relief.

Akton Polymer Professional Bed Pad Specifications:

  • Measures: 17 inches wide, 27 inches long, 7/8 inch thick.
  • Material: 100% smooth Akton polymer.
  • Shipping: UPS Ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akton Polymer Mattress Overlays

The Akton Po;Polymer Mattress Overlays are designed to cover the whole bed.

They are made using a visco elastic pressure relieving gel.

Similar to the product above except instead of being a pad they are a complete overlay.

Choose from the following sizes:

Full Mattress Overlay CAC6303 27 inches wide x 74 inches long.

Full Long Mattress Overlay CAC6301 27 inches wide x 80 inches long.

Large Mattress Overlay CAC6302 35 inches wide x 80 inches long.

These overlays are a non-returnable hygiene item.

Akton Polymer Mattress Overlay Specifications:

      • Thickness: 5/8 inch.
      • Material: 100% smooth Akton polymer.
      • Available sizes: 27 inches wide x 80 inches long, 35 inches wide x 80 inches long, 27 inches wide x 74 inches long.
      • Ships: UPS Ground.

 

    • Please Note:  Different Sizes are different Prices for these Mattress Overlays

       

      Akton Twister Back Cushion

      The Akton Twister Back Cushion is an adjustable backrest for wheelchairs.

      This cushion replaces the wheelchairs existing upholstery on rigid frame and cane backed wheelchairs.

      It has multiple straps so that the cushion can be comfortably adjusted for the shape of the user.

      The gel moves with the chair to prevent pressure sores.

      You can get the cushion in 4 sizes to match your chair.

      Akton Twister Back Cushion Specifications:

                • Widths: 15 - 16 inches, 17 - 18 inches, 19 - 20 inches, 21 - 23 inches
                • Height: 16 inches
                • Fits: Rigid frame wheelchairs and cane back wheelchairs
                • Materials: Akton Polymer Cube and adjustable hook-and-loop straps

      Synergel Dimensions Gel Cushion

       

      The Synergel Dimensions Gel Cushion is a cushion that has been specifically designed to be used on the seat of a wheelchair.

      It is a uniquely designed water insoluble gel pad which due to the design allows air to flow thus keeping the user cool and comfortable.

      It also reduces pressure and provides comfort for users.

      The gel is a medical grade silicone gel and will not dry out or rot.

      If cut or punctured it will not flow out or leak.

      This cushion can be used in areas of extreme temperatures and remain pliable.

      It does not retain heat and is odorless.

      Please note there is no cover provided.

      One person has asked if it can be used in the bath and someone has answered yes.

      To see questions and customer reviews please check out the listing by clicking on the image below.

      Synergel Dimensions Gel Cushion Specifications:

              • Material: Medical grade silicone gel.
              • Made in: USA.
              • Thickness: 1/2 inch.

       

       

      Conclusion

      We hope that you have found something that you can use in the above post and would like to thank you for reading the post.

      If you would like to buy any of the products please just click on the photo of the product and you will be able to make your purchase there.

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