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  • The most important factory when choosing a wheelchair?
    Mar 07, 2018


    The most important factory when choosing a wheelchair?


    The main parts of the wheelchair to bear the weight of the hip ischium around the nodules, around the femur, popliteal fossa and around the shoulder blade. The size of the wheelchair, especially the width and depth of the seat, the height of the backrest, and the distance between the footrest and the seat cushion, can affect the blood circulation of the affected area and cause skin abrasions and even pressure ulcers. In addition, consider the patient's safety, operating ability, wheelchair weight, location, appearance and other issues.

    Pay attention to the problems


    ⑴ seat width: measuring the distance between two hips or two when sitting down, plus 5cm that sit on both sides after each have a gap of 2.5 cm. Seat is too narrow, up and down the wheelchair is more difficult to squeeze the buttocks and thighs; seat is not easy to sit too wide, inconvenient manipulation of wheelchairs, limbs fatigue, access to the door is also difficult.

    ⑵ seat length: measuring the hips to the lower leg gastrocnemius horizontal distance between the legs, the measurement result minus 6 .5 cm. If the seat is too short, the weight will mainly fall on the ischial bone, easy to cause the local pressure easily too much; if the seat is too long will oppress the popliteal part of the local blood circulation, and easy to stimulate the skin. Short thighs or hip, knee flexion contracture patients, the use of short seats better.

    ⑶ seat height: measuring the heel (or heel) to the popliteal distance, plus 4cm, when placing the pedal, the board at least 5cm above ground. Sitting too high, the wheelchair can not enter the table; seat is too low, the ischial bone to bear the weight is too large.

    ⑷ cushion in order to comfort and prevent bedsores, wheelchairs should sit on the seat cushion. Common cushion foam rubber pad (5 ~ 10cm thick) or gel pad. In order to prevent seat sagging under the cushion placed a 0.6cm thick plywood.

    ⑸ * back height: * higher back, the more stable, * lower back, upper body and upper limb activity greater. Low * Back: Measure the distance from the sitting surface to the armpit (arm or arm forward flat), reducing the result by 10cm. High * Back: Measure the actual seat-to-shoulder or posterior occipital height.

    ⑹ handrail height: sit down, the upper arm vertical arm flat on the armrest, measuring the height of the lower arm to the forearm, plus 2 .5cm. Proper handrail height helps maintain proper body posture and balance and allows upper limbs to be placed in a comfortable position. Armrest too high, upper arm forced to lift, susceptible to fatigue. Handrails too low, you need to lean forward to maintain balance, not only easy to fatigue, can also affect breathing.

    ⑺ Other accessories for wheelchairs: Designed to meet the needs of special patients, such as increasing the friction surface of the handle, extending the cartridges, anti-vibration devices, armrest mounting armrests, wheelchairs or tables for patients to eat and write.