Surgery Support & Patient Positioning

Customized foam solutions for surgery support and patient positioning.

Maximum patient position stability for surgery support and recovery

As a comprehensive medical device partner with decades of expertise in developing innovative solutions, Porex’s design engineers solve technical design challenges for major surgery support and patient positioning manufacturers.

The POREX® surgery support patient positioning medical foam portfolio includes HSS X-7®, SUPERSOFT® HL, MEDISPONGE® and antimicrobial foams. We partner with manufacturers across the world to help our customers create high-performing products and solutions for operating room positioning to keep patients stable, secure and comfortable during complex procedures.  

Our latex-free, medical-grade foams:

  • Help protect patients from pressure ulcers and nerve damage by reducing and redistributing local pressure,enhancing stability, and controlling moisture.
  • Can be manufactured in a full range of surgery support and patient positioning options, including head positioners, body positioners, patient handling options, face mask foam and more.
  • Can be customized across a wide range of thickness options depending on the level of stability, softness and comfort needed for the application.
HSS X-7™ foams

HSS X-7™ Foams

Advanced performance for head and body positioning

SUPERSOFT HL Foam

SUPERSOFT® HL Foam

Protect patients from pressure ulcers and nerve damage

MEDISPONGEfoams

MEDISPONGE® Foams

Customizable hydrophilic and biocompatible foams for patient positioning

Antimicrobial foam

Antimicrobial Foam

Manage healthcare-associated infections with 99.99% antimicrobial efficacy 

HSS X-7® Foams

hss x-7 foams detail

Advanced performance for head and body positioning

The POREX® HSS X-7® foams offer advanced performance for head and body positioning and face masks. Latex-free and available in a range of thicknesses, POREX foams offer higher elongation – up to 370% - to help with conformability and pressure redistribution.

Customizable and lightweight, our HSS X-7® foams:

  • Offer advanced performance–Latex-free foam with finer cell count (PPI) and lower density aids in patient comfort, while offering necessary support and adequate absorption.
  • Can be customized–Foams come in a range of thicknesses and can be customized to assorted shapes, colors, packaging options.
  • Provide high-grip, high-quality comfort – Lightweight, breathable material helps patient stay in position and reduce bed sores.

 

Patient Positioning Foams
Product # HSS X-7®
0.125"
P/N 901036
HSS X-7®
0.250"
P/N 901035
HSS X-7®
0.500"
P/N 901023
HSS X-7®
1"
P/N 901001
HSS X-7®
2"
P/N 901009
Tensile Break Force 1.00 kg
(2.21 lbs)
1.68 kg
(3.70 lbs)
3.27 kg
(7.21 lbs)
4.06 kg
(8.95 lbs)
4.93 kg
(10.9 lbs)
Elongation at Break 335% 335% 335% 370% 370%
Cell Count
(Top Surface)
180 PPI units 180 PPI units 180 PPI units 168 PPI units 168 PPI units
Free Swell Absorptive Capacity 54.1
g/100 cm2
105.3
g/100 cm2
200.1
g/100 cm2
N/A N/A
Complete testing data and information is available upon request

 

SUPERSOFT® HL Foam

Medisponge SuperSoft FoamProtect patients from pressure ulcers and nerve damage

SUPERSOFT® HL medical foams from Porex provide the perfect foundation for patient positioning. Offering optimal pressure redistribution along with ideal moisture and oxygen levels for comfort, our latex-free medical-grade foams help protect patients from pressure ulcers and nerve damage.

 

Featuring a soft, velvety touch, our SUPERSOFT® HL foam:

  • Create maximum comfort for patients with their strength and ideal moisture and oxygen levels.
  • Protect patients – Latex-free, and super soft to the touch, medical-grade foam helps protect from pressure ulcers and nerve damage.

 

Patient Positioning Foams
Product # SUPERSOFT®
HL
P/N 902007
Tensile Break Force 3.74 kg
(8.25 lbs)
Elongation at Break 260%
Cell Count
(Top Surface)
190 PPI units
Free Swell Absorptive Capacity 75.0
g/100 cm2
Complete testing data and information is available upon request

 

MEDISPONGE® Foams

medisponge foams details

Customizable hydrophilic and biocompatible foams for patient positioning

Medical-grade foams from Porex provide the perfect foundation for patient positioning. Fully hydrophilic and biocompatible, our MEDISPONGE® foams are skived foams, available in thicknesses ranging from five to 30 millimeters and widths up to 533 millimeters.

 

Our MEDISPONGE® foams:

  • Provide good elongation and can be a good alternative to HSS X-7™ foams.
  • Can be customized – MEDISPONGE® foams are available in custom colors and formulations, including antibacterial.

 

MEDISPONGE® Patient Positioning Foams
Product # MS 30W
6.4 mm
P/N 903026
Tensile Break Force 234 kg
(34.0 lbs)
Elongation at Break 375%
Cell Count
(Top Surface)
135 PPI units
Free Swell Absorptive Capacity 15.0
g/100 cm2
Complete testing data and information is available upon request

 

Antimicrobial Foam

antimicrobial foam details

Manage healthcare-associated infections with 99.99% antimicrobial efficacy 

POREX® antimicrobial foam has broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties to help manage healthcare-associated infections and provide superior protection and patient comfort.

 

Our antimicrobial foam:

  • Can be customized for patient positioning and surgery support applications.
  • Provides fast, consistent performance– Optimized with polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB), and uniform distribution of active ingredients ensures fast-acting and consistent sustained release.
  • Ensures higher long-term efficacy – Provides greater efficacy for gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and fungal species.
  • Has proven non-leaching antimicrobial activity – Non-leaching characteristics and antimicrobial activity at the foam surface tested and measured by Kirby Bauer Zone inhibition test method.

 

POREX® Antimicrobial Foam
PROPERTY Antimicrobial Foam 4.5 mm

P/N 65P-AG
Tensile Break Force 1.02 kg (2.25 lbs)
Elongation at Break 225%
Cell Count
(Top Surface)
170PPI Units
Free Swell Absorptive Capacity 79.5 g/100cm2
Complete testing data and information is available upon request