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Editorial

Choose your wheelchair cushions wisely

April 24, 2015Guest Commentary

Typically, when wheelchair cushions are selected, pressure ulcers are not top of mind—despite the fact that they are very common and can be deadly. Current standards for wheelchair seating and cushions are inadequate in delivering appropriate protection from pressure ulcers. Even cushions categorized as “adjustable skin protection cushions” are not categorized by how well they minimize tissue deformations. Given this country's significant wheelchair user population (about 3.6 million...

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Vendors

Permobil completes 'main strategy'

March 27, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LEBANON, Tenn. - Permobil plans to use its acquisition of The ROHO Group as a launching pad to become more of an outcomes-based company.Belleville, Ill.-based ROHO has been working with Dr. Amit Gefen at Tel Aviv University in Israel, for example, to study the efficacy of its air-cell based cushions vs. foam cushions on pressure ulcers.“As you make a product and hand it over to the user, you hope it works properly, but we want to show and prove that it works properly,” said Larry Jackson,...

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On the Editor's Desk

The ROHO Group makes its case

December 15, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

The ROHO Group, a manufacturer of wheelchair seat cushions, was the driver behind an article in the Belleville News-Democrat today about how healthcare reform would negatively impact local businesses. The manufacturer tells the newspaper that its 250 employees could be affected by certain provisions in the bill, including one that calls for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to implement a competitive bidding program for manufacturers of medical devices and supplies. Because of the customized...

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