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    I am looking for a cushion that is good for high risk of pressure sores other than Roho brand? Any suggestions?
    Age: 23, Male, T-6, Student

    #2
    You really should choose a cushion based on a computerized interface pressure session with a good seating specialist who can evaluate your needs on a number of different cushions. There is no one-size-fits-all cushion that works best for everyone...if there were, there would only be one on the market. If we knew your location, we might be able to recommend a good place to get such a seating evaluation done.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #3
      I switched from Roho 4" to a Ride Design Java cushion. It is essentially a "hemorrhoid donut", there is a hole under your isch's and the surrounding area bears the support weight. Been working for me, but I agree with KLD, get a mapping done if you can, only way to really know what works best for you.
      "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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        #4
        I opened this thread to say just this!

        Underrated comment right here.

        It's always the right answer!



        Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
        You really should choose a cushion based on a computerized interface pressure session with a good seating specialist who can evaluate your needs on a number of different cushions. There is no one-size-fits-all cushion that works best for everyone...if there were, there would only be one on the market. If we knew your location, we might be able to recommend a good place to get such a seating evaluation done.

        (KLD)
        "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

        "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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          #5
          I have done the typical pressure mapping. I actually do it every five years and I just think their always go to is Roho, not just for me for everyone which should not be the case as there are so many different style ones.. For example i have never heard anyone suggest Stimulite Classic Cushion or Stimulite Contoured or Evolution..
          Age: 23, Male, T-6, Student

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            #6
            This cushion has changed my life. I purchased it on Amazon.

            http://www.medacureinc.com/alter-lig...t-cushion.html
            ^^(A)^^

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              #7
              Originally posted by darty View Post
              This cushion has changed my life. I purchased it on Amazon.

              http://www.medacureinc.com/alter-lig...t-cushion.html

              Interesting! Thanks for posting this.

              How long can you get out of a charge?

              Did you find this yourself, or did a PT/doc recommend it to you?

              Were you having pain or sores prior to using this?

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                #8
                Originally posted by darty View Post
                This cushion has changed my life. I purchased it on Amazon.

                http://www.medacureinc.com/alter-lig...t-cushion.html
                This is my point... There are so many new products, technologies are out there but seems like everyone is stuck with the ROHO....
                Age: 23, Male, T-6, Student

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by OGD View Post
                  This is my point... There are so many new products, technologies are out there but seems like everyone is stuck with the ROHO....

                  Was your seating evaluation done by a vendor/DME or by a therapist who had no financial interest in selling you on a particular product?

                  (KLD)
                  The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                    Was your seating evaluation done by a vendor/DME or by a therapist who had no financial interest in selling you on a particular product?

                    (KLD)
                    I think KLD brings up an important issue. Some DME?s I?ve dealt with seem to deal with a small group of vendors and tend to push those brands.
                    It?s good to go to a large seating eval clinic that deals with numerous products and has a wide range of experience/knowledge to draw from. ( if you are fortunate enough to have a large clinic near you)

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                      #11
                      When I did a seating clinic at Kessler, they quickly decided I needed a custom Jay Deep Comfort cushion with a 10% overfill and an extra inch of length.
                      When I got that, I returned on my Roho 4" Quad.
                      When we mapped the two, it was night and day! The Roho was so much better! No red pressure points at all while the custom hot rodded Jay had a bunch.
                      69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                      NW NJ

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                        #12
                        I've never had pressure mapping, which is definitely something I should do.

                        But when I do I wouldn't even let them map the Roho. It's all well and good to have great pressure mapping, but every roho style cushion I've had goes irreparably flat at some point, then I'm stuck with little to no cushion until I can get it fixed. Depending on where you are and what you're doing that could be catastrophic.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by pfcs49 View Post
                          When I did a seating clinic at Kessler, they quickly decided I needed a custom Jay Deep Comfort cushion with a 10% overfill and an extra inch of length.
                          When I got that, I returned on my Roho 4" Quad.
                          When we mapped the two, it was night and day! The Roho was so much better! No red pressure points at all while the custom hot rodded Jay had a bunch.
                          They have good marketing, which is apparently more important than your butt.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by funklab View Post
                            It's all well and good to have great pressure mapping, but every roho style cushion I've had goes irreparably flat at some point, then I'm stuck with little to no cushion until I can get it fixed. Depending on where you are and what you're doing that could be catastrophic.
                            Yes, one of the down-sides of the Roho cushion is that it is high maintenance. You have to check the inflation at least daily, and may have issues using in areas where punctures could be common (if you have cats, for example, or are working in a machine shop). That should be taken into consideration anytime someone is having a seating evaluation by a good therapist.

                            (KLD)
                            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                              #15
                              Found it after looking at the Ease cushion for $3,000 not covered by insurance. I have been on it for 3 weeks, pushing protien and wounds are improving slowly. Roho and J cushions were not working any mo0re. Wound clinic had no answers. I'm on an alternating pressure mattress at night and sit on this cushion around 10 - 12 hours a day.

                              I have setting on soft, alternating pressure (not static) and low battery alarm on. It fits in my backpack of my power chair. Says charge time is 4 hours and last on the low setting for right around 10 hours. I purchased an extra power adapter off Amazon and carry it with me. In 8 or5 so hours we plug in and I sit for 1/2 hour or so while it runs and charges at the same time.

                              4 lights lit is a full charge, Pump makes a little noise but it's not very loud. Cover is not porous and you can just wipe it off. The foam base is a little thin but it's not a problem. 4" high X 20" wide X 18" deep is the one I bought.

                              I know several other people testing it and all good so far.
                              ^^(A)^^

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