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Thread: Any clever ideas for adaptive equipment when recovering from a pressure sore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    This is a good time for him to work on learning to prone (lay on his stomach) and get his knee and hip contractures stretched out. He needs to be properly positioned for this, with his genitals and bony areas (hips, knees, feet) bridged with pillows or pieces of foam. Is he getting home nursing or PT? They could show him how to do this and build up time proning as he stretches out and gets used to it.(KLD)
    A lot of good advice in this thread. Wishing your son a speedy recovery.

    I do agree wth KLD, a good time to make the best of a situation and relieve pressure while getting a valuable stretch by lying on his stomach.

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    True, and I ordered one last night....

    (FYI Gumtree in Australia is great for buying and selling locally, where you can view before buying, but sellers generally don’t want to mail things, as it’s a lot more effort (and cost) than mailing in the US for example. And Sydney is a long way from Perth!)
    Gordon, father of son who became t6 paraplegic at the age of 4 in 2007 as a result of surgery to remove a spinal tumour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChesBay View Post
    A lot of good advice in this thread. Wishing your son a speedy recovery.

    I do agree wth KLD, a good time to make the best of a situation and relieve pressure while getting a valuable stretch by lying on his stomach.
    Thanks ChesBay...yes, getting him to lie on his stomach has been a struggle for a while now, so we are definitely making the most of this “opportunity”!
    Gordon, father of son who became t6 paraplegic at the age of 4 in 2007 as a result of surgery to remove a spinal tumour.

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