Bambach Bambino

(Shown with optional backrest)

Order code: CHD

Following consultation with therapists and several years of using Bambach products with children with special needs, we have found that using a Bambach from as early an age as possible brings about the best results. The Bambino is the smallest member of the Bambach family and is designed to provide the postural benefits of the Bambach to children as young as 2 years old. It can also be used by older children who are smaller in stature or who have a narrower frame.

Key features

  • Compact saddle profile
  • Ensures a healthy posture in school or home environment
  • Easy clean black vinyl covering with distinctive gold front and rear
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black star base (457mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

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Standard Bambach

Order code: BAM 1SN

The standard Bambach Saddle Seat is suitable for schoolchildren from the age of 4 or 5 depending on growth and can be used by that same child through their school years and onwards into adulthood. The Bambach ensures healthy spinal posture by maintaining and supporting the pelvis in an upright neutral position. The standard Bambach, like all of the Bambach seats comes with an optional backrest and lap belt depending the individual’s needs. All Bambach seats come with an appropriate height gas lift and a star base with locking castors to suit the user environment and the particular needs of the user.

Key features

  • Ensures a healthy posture in school, home or work environment
  • Easy clean vinyl covering in a choice of colours
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black Swedish aluminium star base (558mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

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Cutaway Bambach

Order code: BCS

Like the standard Bambach Saddle Seat, the cutaway encourages a healthy sitting posture with all the benefits that go along with having the pelvis and spine in a neutral position. The Cutaway differs however in the fact that the front pommel is slightly narrower. This means that the user has their knees slightly closer together with less abduction of the hips. This is particularly useful for children with a narrower pelvis or more commonly for the child with muscle tightness of the adductor muscles of the inner thigh, which is a common neurological symptom (in particular in children with Spastic Diplegia CP), and may limit the child’s ability to straddle the standard Bambach.

Key features

  • Like the standard Bambach but with a narrower pommel at the front
  • Suitable for children with a narrower pelvis and limited hip abduction
  • Easy clean vinyl covering in a choice of colours
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black Swedish aluminium star base (558mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

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Executive Bambach

Order code: EXE

The Executive Bambach is the largest of the Bambach family. Suitable for either a larger framed user or for a younger child who requires a greater sitting surface, the Bambach Executive ensures that the users are sitting comfortably in a healthy upright posture but are also safe and secure and fully supported.

Key features

  • The largest of the Bambach seats
  • The greater seat area provides postural support for the larger user
  • Ensures a healthy posture in school, home or work environment
  • Easy clean vinyl covering in a choice of colours
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black Swedish aluminium star base (558mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

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Adjustable height footplate

Order code: AFP

There are often situations when a child will be required to use a stool or sit at a higher work surface. This may be in the home to sit at the dining table for family meals, or in the school environment when participating in lessons such as science, design technology etc., using work benches. For this reason, Bambach have developed an adjustable height footplate. The footplate is fully adjustable in height and can also be rotated 180 degrees to the rear when not required and the seat used as normal. The adjustable height footplate comes with an oversized star base to ensure stability of the seat when using the footplate.

Key features

  • Can be fitted to Bambino, Standard and Cutaway seats with gas lift stems (FGL1-4)
  • Larger 5 star base for greater stability (700mm footprint)
  • Textured non-slip top surface
  • Graduated guide for ease of re-positioning
  • Can be rotated 180 degrees when not needed
  • All locking castors

LEFT: This image shows the graduated guide located at rear of the gas lift.

RIGHT: The footplate in store mode – Rotated to the rear allowing the user to have their feet on the floor.

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Fixed height footplate

Order code: FP (single), FT (twin)

Fixed footplates can be fitted to the star base when a child has a slight issue with seat height. These can be built up depending upon the individual needs of the child. A single footplate can also be fitted and is particularly beneficial for users with a leg length discrepancy. A single footplate can also be used to encourage active use of a weaker limb which is common in individuals with Hemiplegia. The base can also be rotated to ensure that the footplates are at the rear when not required.

Key features

  • Available for left foot, right foot or both feet
  • Strong 15mm Birch plywood construction
  • Textured non-slip top surface
  • Stylish footplate profile
  • Can be rotated to rear of seat when not needed
  • The height profile can be raised by fitting additional rests
  • Glides

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Bambach parts and upgrades

Spare parts are available for all Bambachs.
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Free paediatric stem upgrade

The Bambach saddle seat is a therapeutic seat for life! As well as featuring an adjustable
hydraulic stem, every Bambach purchase includes a FREE stem upgrade! This ensures that as
the child grows and develops they will continue to enjoy the benefits provided by the Bambach.
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Avoiding musculoskeletal disorders as a dental professional.

 

 

The role of the Bambach Saddle Seat in the surgery

By using the Bambach Saddle Seat you are taking an important step towards having a longer, more efficient and pain-free working life. This is because the Bambach ensures your spine remains in an optimum position at all times, thus addressing the key requirements for preventing musculoskeletal disorders.

 

These factors include:

 

Patient height/position

The back of the patients head should be at approximately the same level as the operator’s elbow.

 

Neck

Neck postures with more than 20º of bending are found to be associated with neck pain.

 

Upper back

Excessive bending of the neck can lead to over-flexing of the upper back.

 

Shoulders

Raised shoulders have been found to increase upper trapezius muscle activity and may lead to discomfort and pain.

 

Elbows and wrists

Elbows should be positioned at around 100º to 110º of flexion, and the wrists in neutral or slight extension.

 

Lower back

The lower back should be positioned in slight lumbar lordosis (inward curving).

 

Pelvis and hips

The operator’s seat should be tilted (anteriorly) to around 15º and hips should be at an angle of 110º to 120º.

 

Knees

The knees should be positioned under the dental chair where possible.

 

Feet

These should be kept flat on the floor. This allows body weight to be transferred through the legs and reduces active loading of back muscles.

 

Dental professionals and poor posture

Historically, the role of posture has been an under-rated factor in the health of dental professionals. Now, however, the true importance of posture is beginning to emerge as a result of a variety of in-depth studies of health and occupation risk in the dental profession. As a result of these studies, it is now known that musculoskeletal disorders, often caused by poor posture, are a major reason for the premature retirement among dentists. Results from other studies have shown that the incidence of pain, among dental hygienists, resulting from poor posture is worryingly high at 96%. The studies also indicated that a number of other occupational risk factors can be traced to the same cause (poor working posture).


This, of course, begs an obvious question: what can be done about it? What, as a dental professional, can you do to minimise, or even eliminate, the possibility of discomfort or pain, and any associated lack of working efficiency, from musculoskeletal disorders? Well, there is an answer, and it lies, perhaps unsurprisingly, with the removal of the root-cause of musculoskeletal problems - poor operational posture. But before we look at how this can be easily achieved, it’s worth being clear on what we mean by a ‘musculoskeletal disorder’, and what causes them.

 

What is a musculoskeletal disorder?

Essentially, a musculoskeletal disorder is a condition that affects nerves, tendons, muscles and supporting structures such as inter-vertebral discs. Typically affecting the neck, shoulder, back, wrist and hand, symptoms range from mild periodic pain or discomfort to severe chronic pain or discomfort. The most common telltale signs that you’re suffering from such a condition include a decreased range of motion, deformity, decreased grip strength and loss of muscle function. Accompanying symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling, burning, cramping and stiffness.

 

What causes a musculoskeletal disorder?

In dentistry, there are a number of factors that have been identified as contributing to musculoskeletal disorders. These factors are primarily related to workplace ergonomics, which have a significant effect on operational habits and working posture. In particular, movements or actions that can cause or exacerbate a musculoskeletal disorder include:


• Frequent or prolonged use of vibrating tools
• Forceful hand exertions, such as squeezing or release of instruments
• Repetitive movements of hand and wrist
• Fixed or awkward postures of the neck, back and shoulders
• Lack of upper extremity support during work
• Abnormal positioning of wrist and hand
• Poor positioning while treating patient
• Poor organisation of instruments.

 

How to prevent musculoskeletal disorders

There are several actions you can take that will help you eliminate the cause of musculoskeletal disorders, including simple chairside exercises (ask for our free wall chart), taking regular breaks and avoiding prolonged work hours. However, the most important preventative action you can take is to ensure that you maintain an ideal operating posture. This requires that the spine is maintained in its normal s-shape when seated. As many dentists like yourself already know, the Bambach Saddle Seat has been proven to ensure that this is the case.


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The Bambach is the only saddle seat with published independent research proving that it works!

Gandavadi A, Ramsay J R E, Burke F J T. Assessment of dental student posture in two seating conditions using RULA methodology - a pilot study. British Dental Journal 2007; 203: 601-605.
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