A sacral dressing is a type of foam wound dressing used to treat pressure ulcers and other exuding wounds in the sacral area. The unique heart-like shape contours to the body, making it ideal for relieving pressure when treating bed sores. Also known as a sacrum dressing, a sacral dressing is designed with an adhesive border that can be removed and reapplied without losing adhesion, while minimizing pain and skin damage. Mepilex Border and Allevyn Gentle Border dressings are two of the most popular sacrum foam dressings.
Medical Mattress Overlays, toppers and pads can be beneficial for those currently treating pressure sores or looking to prevent them. Along with other pressure ulcer treatments, hospital air mattresses promote healing by using a series of air cells to evenly distribute the weight of your body and increase blood flow by creating a low-pressure environment. Medical air mattress and alternating pressure mattress pads can fit right over your current mattress and be adjusted to find the perfect level of inflation. Sheepskin and medical egg-crate mattress toppers are also great options for those needing a lower level of protection from bed sores.
Gel seat cushions provide protection from pressure sores and skin irritation for wheelchairs, office chairs and anyone sitting for prolonged periods of time. Gel seat cushions use high-density gel to redistribute body weight and relieve any pain or discomfort on pressure points, which may lead to pressure sores or ulcers. You can buy a gel cushion for wheelchairs and chairs in a range of materials and densities, so it is important to keep in mind whether you need a firmer and more supportive cushion or a softer cushion with more pain relief.
Commode and Toilet Seat Cushions reduce the risk of developing pressure wounds or soft tissue breakdown and can make prolonged sitting more comfortable. While foam cushions cannot evenly distribute weight, air cushions always have a layer of air that supports and forms to your body. Read our Toilet and Commode Cushion Guide to learn about the benefits of air cushions and why you might need one.
ROHO is one of the most well-known brands of air cushions, and their commode and toilet seat air cushions offer the greatest level of comfort and pressure sore prevention available. A Roho cushion uses a series of interconnected air cells to evenly distribute weight and prevent pressure sores. Along with a wide selection of wheelchair cushions and covers, Roho makes mattress overlays, commode cushions and other air cushion products designed for comfort and pressure relief.