What special cushions may be used in the prevention of pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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In a comparative study, two different cushions to prevent heel pressure injuries were investigated: a wedge-shaped, bed-wide, viscoelastic foam cushion and an ordinary pillow. [89] The patients using the wedge-shaped cushion had a decreased incidence of heel pressure injuries, and the probability of remain free of pressure injuries remained higher.


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