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    Pressure sore/cycling shorts

    I've got a recurring ischial pressure sore, heals up then breaks down a few months later. Pressure mapping on my Roho looks about perfect, weight shift by tipping back and am hoisted out of the chair and onto bed and back mid afternoon.

    One of my friends suggested using cycling shorts with a chamois liner but I was told that the Roho works best with as few layers as possible.

    Is anyone using cycling shorts with a Roho? If so how does it work?

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    Look at your shorts/pants and see if there are seams
    If there are, the seams could be the source of a shearing/friction on your skin

    pbr
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    Most cycling shorts have few seams I was trying to establish if there was any benefit from the thicker lining/pad which helps prevent saddle sores when cycling.

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    The bicycle shorts have worked for some people I know. I would buy one or two pair and see if they make a difference. I would also check out whether or not the area is truly healed. I suspect it is, but since it keeps breaking down - it doesn't hurt to have a wound specialist look at it. You also should check whether or not any of your pants has seams that come across that area. If you do, obviously avoid wearing them. If not, are they a heavy fabric that may be holding in sweat? Even a small amount of moisture over time may lead to a breakdown.
    ckf
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    I'll give it a go I think as I don't have much to lose. Current underwear has no seams and my jeans and underwear come from Rollitex who are solely wheelchair user clothing suppliers. I shouldn't sweat but there are days when my shorts are slightly damp, need to try and find a way to keep cool whilst sat for long periods.

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    Roho cushions can make you sweat. Do you use a cover for it? That seems to help some people.

    ckf
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    Bicycle shorts may not provide padding the the places you're looking for. They're designed specifically for use on a bike seat, not sitting on a level or flat surface. Go to a bike shop and look at the shorts before you buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Roho cushions can make you sweat. Do you use a cover for it? That seems to help some people.

    ckf
    I've got the cover that it comes supplied with, are there any alternative options?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian View Post
    Bicycle shorts may not provide padding the the places you're looking for. They're designed specifically for use on a bike seat, not sitting on a level or flat surface. Go to a bike shop and look at the shorts before you buy.
    I've worked in the bike industry for almost 30 years, and still do, I'd need to find the right shorts with a big enough insert but am sure that one of clothing makers I've been involved with over the years will help. A lot of companies use similar pads so it might not be that easy.

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