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P961F /SYSTAM Upper limbs positionning wedge in chair
 
Cushions & Positioning Supports
Item Number: P961F /SYSTAM Upper limbs positionning wedge in chair
 
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P961F /SYSTAM Upper limbs positionning wedge in chair P961F /SYSTAM Upper limbs positionning wedge in chair P961F /SYSTAM Upper limbs positionning wedge in chair
 
 
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P961F /SYSTAM

Upper limbs positionning wedge in chair

?Arm positioning system made of viscoelastic foam with rigidification inserts

  • The SYST'AM® wedge for positioning upper limbs in patients in chairs improves position compliance by developing a new concept, totally independent of the wheelchair and facilitates:
    • adaptability to patient movements,
    • easy transfers,
    • simple no-tools regulation
  • The anatomic form of the device combines memory foam with respect for the natural morphological position of the arm and hand, particularly the natural elbow/wrist angle
  • The weight of the upper limb is transmitted directly to the thigh, not to the armrest, thus guaranteeing continued correction whatever the position and mobility of the subject
  • The adjustment system facilitates adaptation to all sizes and morphology types
  • Impermeable cover, suitable for incontinent patients
  • The Syst'am wedge for positioning upper limbs in patients in chairs can be used on all chair models (static, wheelchair, electric, car seats, toilet chairs)

 

P961F Upper limbs positioning wedge in chair can be used, when :

• For persons with a postural deficits in sitting position:

damage of the central nervous
failure (vascular cerebral
accidents, cranial trauma),
peripheral nervous failure,
orthopaedic limitations,
vasomotor disorders.

PRODUCT «ADVANTAGES»

 

ADVANTAGES OF THE SYSTAM® DEVICE FOR POSITIONING THE UPPER LIMBS IN WHEELCHAIRS

The upper limbs contribute largely to the stability of the sitting position. It is essential to provide upper limb support for subjects presenting postural deficits in the sitting position. The aetiology may vary: central nervous failure (vascular
cerebral accidents, cranial trauma), peripheral nervous failure, orthopaedics or vasomotor disorders.

 

1 - POSITION OF UPPER LIMBS IN HEMIPLEGIC PATIENTS
The position of the upper limbs in hemiplegic patients is a common preoccupation in treatment facilities. There is a considerable prevalence of shoulder complications in hemiplegic subjects, particularly shoulder pain,
present in 70% of cases.

The shoulder-hand syndrome associates limited shoulder articulation, vasomotor disorders and upper limb pain at rest and in manipulation. The muscular deficit leads to an incapacity to support the arm and maintain the stability of the gleno-humeral articulation (head of humerus), which is stretched by the weight of the arm, generating subluxation. This is found with incidences that vary between 18% and 80%, depending on the study. Peripheral nervous failure may also be observed as a result of this subluxation through stretching and compression of peripheral nerves.

Gleno-humeral subluxation is therefore largely due to mechanical stretching phenomena linked to the joint action of hand manipulation and the sitting position.

Treatment is therefore based essentially on techniques of positioning the upper limb in the wheelchair in order to reduce the risk of subluxation and the shoulder-hand syndrome by avoiding capsular stretching.

There is a general consensus that positioning techniques constitute an essential factor in prevention.

The Turner-Stokes and Jackson review of the literature demonstrates the importance of systematic support for the upper limb, essentially in the limp phase.

 

2 - POSITIONING OF UPPER LIMBS IN ORTHOPAEDICS

The most frequent complication in fractures of upper limbs is the appearance of an oedema that can lead to algodystrophia (a complex pain syndrome).

To combat this oedema it is essential to support the limb, in both the supine and sitting position, while favouring drainage with an inclined posture.

The device for positioning the upper limbs favours drainage by inclining the forearm and relieves pain by limiting osteo-articular constraints in the upper limb.

 

3 - POSITIONING OF UPPER LIMBS IN POSTURAL INSUFFIENCY

Severe postural insufficiency is caused by central neurological disorders that affect motor commands and motor regulation (cranial trauma, motor weakness, extrapyramidal syndromes).

It can also be found in contexts of polypathology with loss of autonomy in geriatrics. Postural balance deficits in the sitting position are then compounded by the inability to maintain the
upper limbs on the armrests.

The positioning of upper limbs is an important element in balancing the trunk.
It stabilises the scapular girdle in the frontal plane and thus contributes to aligning the upper segments of the spinal column.

 

4 - ADVANTAGES OF THE SYST’AM® DEVICE FOR POSITIONING UPPER LIMBS IN CHAIRS.

Devices for adjusting arm posture are generally wheelchair options with limited compliance in terms of posture maintenance and regulation, and the risk of deregulation in the case of transfer.

Postural instability and changes in patient position can also lead to difficulty maintaining the arm in the optional wheelchair device and even stretching the articulation when forward sliding occurs.

The SyST’AM® device for positioning upper limbs in patients in chairs improves posture compliance thanks to an innovative concept that is totally independent of the wheelchair, thus facilitating adaptability to patient movements, easier transfer and tool-free adjustments

The weight of the upper limb is directly transmitted to the thigh instead of the armrest, thus guaranteeing continued correction, whatever the patient's position or mobility.

The SyST’AM® device for positioning upper limbs in patients in chairs is compatible with all chair models (static, wheelchair, electric, car seats, toilet chairs, etc.).

 

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