Why The Crescent Shape?
Remember, when it comes to stopping pressure ulcer development and healing, The #1 goal is removing pressure.
It can be tricky to get the pressure off the lower backside, especially when a person is having difficulty laying on their side.
But the good news is, with well designed equipment and some good instructions, it can be done.
And once you understand why the BSR Backbone works, you will understand how to get the pressure off and keep it off.
To achieve effective, comfortable, and sustained pressure relief, you have to design outside the box (the straight edged, hard wedge box that is!)
The BSR™ Backbone wedge is specially contoured to accommodate the natural curvatures of the back.
Unlike a regular wedge shape, this curvature shape accomplishes everything you need from a 30 degree lateral Positioning Wedge Cushion.
- Lifts from the buttocks and shoulder blades while curves away from spinal column bony prominences
- Nice even lift of back and hips at the same time. Less twisting of spine
- Low profile “scoops” from underneath the patients torso to lift just enough to offload the sacrum/coccyx area but does not push over too far and onto side of hip and shoulders
- Supported weight is distributed evenly across the the body
The other reason the patented BSR™ Backbone works better is because it is the only 30 degree lateral positioning wedge in the world designed with bilateral angles. That means that 2 of the 3 sides of the wedge are the same.
Why is that important? Because it makes possible to position the wedge that can support under the back and buttocks, instead of to the side.
By supporting under the body, the BSR™ Backbone is able to achieve a more gentle, stable and effective lift without slipping or "popping out" when the head of the bed is elevated.
The BSR™ Backbone is the most versatile positioning wedge in the world. It can be used to support under the legs, float the heels, reduce sliding, and even support under the head.
It can even be placed on both sides of the person to achieve offloading in the flat, supine position.
See for yourself how well the BSR™ Backbone 30 degree lateral positioning wedge cushion works. If you are not completely satisfied that is the most comfortable and effective turning wedge you will ever use, we will give you your money back!