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Pressure-relieving mattress lying on bed
Pressure-relieving mattress lying on bed

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Pressure-relieving mattress

Solution for persons with spinal cord injuries

A pressure-relieving mattress with attachment pockets.

Model: ETAC RHOMBO-FILL, available in several sizes

Authors comments
The Rhombo fill mattress works best for the user. He feels it is not too soft, nor does it feel sweaty or cold. The mattress is available in various sizes. For travel the user has a smaller model, the ETAC RHOMBO-FIL 60x60 that relieves pressure under the buttocks. The "travel mattress" also provides incontinence protection.

Purchased from
Etac, www.etac.com (last checked May 2017)

Paid for by
County council

Editors comments
Currently uses the Care of Sweden Optimal 5zone mattress or Optimal 5zone mattress for prevention, see www.careofsweden.se/ (last checked May 2017). Washing rhombo fill mattresses too frequently causes lumps to form, which cause pressure sores rather than preventing them.

Tip is dated from 2005

Categories for this tip
looking after ones health » preventing/healing ulcers, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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