Wheelchairs

  1. Invacare Pronto 31 Power Wheelchair On Sale this Week

    Invacare Pronto 31 Power Wheelchair On Sale this Week

    Special price plus FREE Shipping.

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  2. What Makes Equagel Cushions Different From All Other Cushions?

    What Makes Equagel Cushions Different From All Other Cushions?

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  3. Dangers of Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Sores, or Decubitus Ulcers

    Dangers of Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Sores, or Decubitus Ulcers

    What are pressure ulcers?

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  4. 3 Tips To Prepare For Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    3 Tips To Prepare For Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    You suffer from osteoarthritis and your knee pain is unbearable. After years of limited mobility and the inability to maintain an active lifestyle, you agree to have an orthopedic surgeon examine your knee. The surgeon determines you are a good candidate for a Total Knee Replacement (TKR). Most patients undergoing TKR are 50 to 80 years of age. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons a reduction of knee pain is experienced by more than 90% of TKR patients. Additionally, basic activities of daily living significantly improved.1 Preparation for your joint replacement will help ease the stress of major surgery. AllegroMedical.com provides 3 Tips to help you prepare for your Total Knee Replacement Surgery.

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  5. Wheelchair Storage on the Go!

    Wheelchair Storage on the Go!

    If you or a loved one is in a wheelchair, you understand the need for storage on the go.  Having a safe, secure, and handy place to keep your keys, wallet, and other personal belongings is not just a matter of convenience but necessity.  Fortunately, a number of solutions and products are available that can be stylish as well as practical.

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  6. The Magic behind the Magic Bullet

    The Magic behind the Magic Bullet

    One of the top selling items on AllegroMedical.com is the Magic Bullet Suppository. Many similar products out on the market are oil based, but the Magic Bullet is a water soluble bisacodyl made from Polyethylene Glycol. This seemingly minor yet important change in the product makeup has a significant impact on bowel stimulation.  Anyone who has ever had to use laxatives, especially those with spinal cord injuries (SPI), knows that time is of the essence.

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  7. Poll: Aging US in denial about long-term care need

    Do you think YOU will need long-term care when you get older?

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  8. Two Important Considerations When Choosing a Wheelchair Cushion

    Wheelchair cushions are designed for both user comfort and for the prevention of pressure sores. Wheelchair users that do not have feeling in their bottoms must shift their weight often to prevent pressure sores. One possible contributor to pressure sores can be the inhibition of blood flow to the skin. In a wheelchair, this is most likely to happen where the pelvic bone is close to the skin. Typically, that happens when you sit in the same position for long periods of time. Conversely, skin injuries can also occur by frequent moving which may cause friction and tearing of the skin. A good cushion can help eliminate some of the pressure and friction as well.

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  9. Experimental Drug Helps Mice With Spinal Cord Injuries

    Millions of people around the world suffer from severe spinal cord injuries that result in permanent loss of control of their arms or legs, or loss of bladder, bowel or sexual functions. Now, US researchers have developed an oral medication that offers hope that some of these lost functions could be regained. When given to laboratory mice shortly after a spinal cord injury, the drug restored the animals' mobility.

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  10. Bionic suit offers spinal cord injury patients help walking

    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A new bionic suit is helping paralyzed patients walk. It's the first time this technology has been available in Southern California. It's giving one man the use of his legs again.

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