The BackBone Turning Wedge Support Cushion for Home Care


The BackBone™ Positioning Cushion is a “Turning Wedge” cushion for supporting a person in a 30 degree lateral side position while he she is in bed. The 30 degree side lying position is recommended by The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel to best reduce pressure on the sacral/coccyx area for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcer/injury wounds.

Designed by a nurse, The BackBone™ is guaranteed to provide the best possible 30 degree turned support possible, or your money back!

How it works: The BackBone™ is the only 30 degree lateral turning wedge designed to conform and cradle with the natural curvatures of a person’s back without touching the sensitive sacral/coccyx area. The BackBone™ provides a gentle lift from the scapula and buttocks, while slighly curving away from the spine. Your person experiences evenly distributed support and lift across the entire torso and hips. The sacrum/coccyx is lifted off the mattress surface just enough to remove pressure.

Why The BackBone works so much better: The magic of The BackBone™ design is the patented crescent shape and more gradual angles that are even on both sides of the wedge (Bilateral Isoceles Triangle instead of a typical 30x60x90 degree triangle). These two features make it possible to get gentle lift and full support under your persons body for a more precise angle and better stability and comfort.

The BackBone™ fits well under your person just right. Not too big, not too small, not too hard, not too soft. Supports an even, exact and stable position. No more hard bulky and hard side pushing, over turning and slipping like typical wedges do, or repeated re-stuffing pillows and replacing too soft pillows over and over again. Your person feels fully supported at an angle just enough to reduce pressure from the spine and sacrum/coccyx area without “over turning” or twisting. Provides gentle, ergonomically comfortable and stable offloading.

Material: Inner Core: High resolution medium density foam
Support layer: Pressure distributive high density memory foam
Latex Free – Hypoallergenic

Cover: The BackBone™ for home care* is covered with Dermaplush ® soft and conforming 4 way stretch gurney pad nylon. This fabric is anti-microbial treated and moisture-resistant and gas permeable so the skin can breath better. Reusable. Fixed sewn cover, no zipper. Latex free. Accessory fitted pillow case available. (standard pillow case not necessary or recommended)

The BackBone™ is available in 3 sizes

Standard: Fits most people between 4’8” and 6’0” and up to 230lbs
Dimensions: 27” L x 12” W. 2” at front tips to 5” towards back

Medium: Thicker but not longer. Fits people with larger/heavier body frames
between 230 and 300 lbs and most heights between 4’8” tall and above
Dimensions: 27” L x 12” W. 2” at front tips to 5” towards back

Bariatric: Thicker AND Longer for extra large body sizes greater than 300lbs and
most heights between 4’8” and above.

Easy to clean with disinfectant wipes or rinse under soap and water. Simple to place, versatile and long lasting.

BackBone positioning wedge is the only 30 degree lateral turning wedge designed to fit the human body. Your persons satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back!

• If your person is on a low air loss mattress with high air flow, please contact Jewell Nursing Solutions to learn more about our non-skid version.
• Do not submerge. Do not put in washing machine. If accidentally submerged in body excrement for more than a few minutes, we recommend to discard the The BackBone™.

SKU: BBTW21121 Category:


BackBone Turning Wedge For Home Care Specifications

  • The BackBone is 28″ long by 13″ wide, and is angled bilaterally from 2″ at the “tips” to 5″ wide at the back. It is made with a resilient foam core and a top layer of high density visco-elastic memory foam.
  • Cover: Recovery5™ antimicrobial, moisture-resistant gurney pad fabric cover; flexible, reduced friction and sheer.
  • Multi-patient use. Clean with any institutional disinfectant wipes or soap and water.
  • Latex Free
  • Made in the USA
  • The BackBone™ Turning Wedge Patent