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A survey of protective cushion usage in individuals with spinal cord injury while traveling in a motor vehicle and on a commercial airliner.

Authors
  • McClure, Isa A
  • Nieves, Jeremiah D
  • Kirshblum, Steven C
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journal of spinal cord medicine
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2014
Volume
37
Issue
6
Pages
729–733
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1179/2045772314Y.0000000195
PMID: 24621043
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

Persons with chronic SCI, who are primary wheelchair users, utilize prescribed wheelchair cushions when sitting in their wheelchair, but most do not utilize a prescribed wheelchair cushion when seated in a MV (if they transfer out of their chair) or on a airplane seat. Studies to determine the pressures over the bony prominences on their travel surfaces may need to be undertaken to see whether the pressures are appropriate, as they may be a source of skin breakdown.

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