Pressures sores can be painful and difficult to heal — and can negatively impact your quality of life. Left untreated, pressure sores (also called “pressure ulcers,” “bed sores,” “pressure points,” or “decubitus ulcers”) can lead to months of bed rest and even hospitalization.
GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear are designed for people who spend much of the day sitting or laying down, especially people with with reduced sensation (lack of feeling) below their waist. The GlideWear zone protects the buttocks, tailbone, coccyx, sacrum, and ischial tuberosities (“sit bones”) from the harmful friction and shear which cause pressure sores.
How GlideWear Women’s Skin Protection Shorts Work
GlideWear Skin Protection Shorts use a patented, dual-layer fabric technology to protect skin and reduce the friction and shear that cause pressure sores. Seams are very flat and strategically placed away from high-risk areas. The result is a comfortable, breathable pair of shorts that protects you from the friction and shear that redness, pressure sores, and skin breakdown.
“I immediately felt a difference in how my skin felt after getting into my wheelchair in the morning… I have noticed a significant reduction in red marks on my skin and heat rash bumps were all but gone. I have since ordered six additional pairs.”
Customer in Minnesota
When you buy GlideWear Skin Protection Shorts, you’re not just buying a pair of shorts. You’re buying a tool that reduces the friction and shear that cause debilitating pressure sores.
GlideWear Skin Protection Shorts are Ideal for:
- Wheelchair users who are at risk for redness, pain, or bed sores on the buttocks or tailbone — especially those with spinal cord injury and/or reduced sensation
- Seniors with limited mobility who spend much of the day in bed, sitting, or using a wheelchair
- People recovering from surgery who are temporarily bed-bound
- Teens and adults with epidermolysis bullosa who have blisters from friction/sitting
The Cost of Pressure Sore
Pressure sores can be life threatening. (Christopher Reeve, best known as “Superman,” died of pressure sore-related complications.) Pressure sores, which often start out as red marks on bony parts of your tailbone area, can go from non-existent to debilitating in a matter of hours. They’re especially common in people with reduced sensation, including those with spinal cord injury.
Pressure sores significantly reduce wheelchair users’ and seniors’ mobility and quality of life. They can mean you’re at home, in bed, instead of going to work or spending time with your family. Even in a young, healthy person, a pressure sore can take months — or even years — to heal. During those months, someone with a pressure sore is often on mandatory bed rest for the majority of the day. Being proactive about pressure sores is essential.
30-Day, 100% Money Back Guarantee & 1 Year Warranty
When you buy GlideWear Skin Protection Shorts, you’re not just buying a pair of shorts. You’re buying a tool that reduces the friction and shear that cause painful, debilitating pressure sores. If you get one pressure sore, you’re at a higher risk for getting another one in the future. Try GlideWear Shorts, risk-free.
Put GlideWear to the test. Use your GlideWear Women’s Skin Protection Shorts for up to 30 days, risk free. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, return your GlideWear products for a full refund. We guarantee that GlideWear products will be free from defects in workmanship and materials under normal use for a period of one year from the original purchase date. Read all guarantee and warranty information.
Don’t wait. Invest in a long-term skin protection solution – buy GlideWear Shorts today.
Pressure Sore Facts
- Up to 79% of people with spinal cord injury who get one pressure sore will get another one. (Source)
- A pressure sore can develop in as little as 2 hours. (Source)
- A pressure sore can keep you out of your chair, on bed rest, and at home for months. (Source)
- Young, healthy people get pressure sores, too.
- Up to 30% of people with spinal cord injury have a pressure sore right now. (Source)
- It costs $20,900 to $151,700 to treat one pressure ulcer. (Source)
Note: Contains photos of wounds and pressure sores.
- Preventing Pressure Injuries: Intervention with the Adjunctive Treatment of a Textile Friction Reduction Material.Frank Aviles, Jr., PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, Natchitoches, LA.
- IAD: Can Reducing Friction and Shear Heal and Prevent Recurrence? Sheila Howes-Trammel, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CWCN, CCCN, CFCN, CLNC, Hennepin Country Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN.
- Using Strategic Friction Reduction to Prevent and Treat Pressure Injuries. Sheila Howes-Trammel, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CWCN, CCCN, CFCN, CLNC, Hennepin Country Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN.
- Garments for Friction Management for Wheelchair or Extended Bed Surface Users. Mark Payette, CO, ATP; J. Martin Carlson, MS, CPO; Wieland Kaphingst, Dipl.-Ing, BMT. Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
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