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    I am trying to find something that will fill a 2 inch gap between the back of my elbow and the back of the armrest in order to prevent my arms from sliding back on the armrests. Does anyone have any suggestions? I?ve considered gel mousepads. I?m currently using wristbands to keep my forearms in place to prevent slippage. Thanks
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  • #2
    What kind of chair do you have? Arm troughs instead of armrests would normally be the solution for this.

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    • #3
      There are shallow arm troughs, but they are not doing the job.
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      • #4
        What brand/model chair?

        Here are some options:

        https://www.medline.com/product/Mold...ts/Z05-PF05456

        https://www.medline.com/product/Reve...h/Z05-PF148317

        http://www.therafin.com/armtroughs.htm

        https://www.rehabmart.com/product/mo...are-27156.html

        http://www.sunrisemedical.com/seatin...d-arm-supports

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        • #5
          Invacare TDXSP
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          • #6
            This one is specifically made for Invacare power chairs:

            http://www.invacare.com/cgi-bin/imhq...-L&catOID=null

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            • #7
              I had these for my Permobil. Not sure if they'd work with Invacare.
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              • #8
                The Permobil style is more in line with what I’m looking for. Do you know what those are called?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sfedor408 View Post
                  The Permobil style is more in line with what I’m looking for. Do you know what those are called?
                  Actually made by Stealth (bought out by Quantum), but Permobil carries them to customize chairs:

                  https://stealthproducts.com/p/5/

                  https://libertymobility.com/products...air-4-x-7-a789

                  Here are a pair for sale on eBay:
                  https://www.ebay.ie/itm/302685023783...m=302685023783

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                  • #10
                    I actually am selling mine as well. The listing expired, but let me know if you are interested. Mine are a bargain ($89 + shipping).

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                    • #11
                      https://stealthproducts.com/p/5/

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                      • #12
                        Will the Stealth pads work with an Invacare chair?
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                        • #13
                          The one thing I didn’t like about using the Stealth pads is that they increased the width of the chair.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sfedor408 View Post
                            Will the Stealth pads work with an Invacare chair?
                            Should do - it depends what attachment option is used. Stealth pads designed for invacare probably won't. Do you want to put a photo of your armrest (particularly underside) up and someone might be able to help you work out which bits you need? re. width - I've had these on a previous chair and it really depends how they are mounted - if there is space to mount them more inwards, they don't need to add to width.

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                            • #15
                              Here are some pictures of my chair armrest. You?ll notice how close the armrest is to the chair back, unfortunately, this can?t be moved.
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