Education & Evidence

Clinical Research

Contoured Foam Cushions in Spinal Cord Injury Care: Cinderella’s Shoe Does Not Fit Anymore!

Guidelines for preventing sitting-acquired pressure ulcers (PUs) repeatedly recommend the use of soft and thick cushions designed for distributing buttocks- support loads, particularly on wheelchairs. Recently, it was suggested that contoured foam cushions (CFCs) which fit the individual’s buttocks shape could provide good efficacy since they create large buttocks-cushion contact areas [1].