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Thread: Stage 2 sacral question

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Sitting up in bed with your head higher than 30 degrees significantly increases both sacral pressure and shear.

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    Is there any way to mitigate this? I guess the best way to watch TV is in my power chair tilted back. In bed is nice, but not worth an ulcer.
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    Can you be on your side with the HOB elevated? Otherwise, this is really a position to be avoided for long periods of time.

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    Yeah. Once these stage 1 are gone I can do a tilt of about fifteen degrees with the wedges I got during in patient.
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