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The soft tissues covering bony prominences often encounter unique biomechanical challenges. Although not intended to tolerate high loads and deformation, they become part of the weight-bearing structure in surgical and bedfast patients, wheelchair users and lower-limb amputees. Consequently, deep soft tissue layers may be damaged, resulting in Deep Tissue Injury (DTI). However, the underlying aetiological and risk factors are subject to ongoing debates. Based on a scoping review, the state-of-the-art knowledge on DTI is presented.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 26 May 2020|
|Event||2nd Doctoral School Multidisciplinary Symposium 2020 - Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 27 Apr 2020 → 27 Apr 2020
|Conference||2nd Doctoral School Multidisciplinary Symposium 2020|
|Period||27/04/20 → 27/04/20|
- pressure ulcer
- leg prosthesis
- soft tissue injuries
- risk factors
Graser, M. (2020). Aetiology and risk factors of deep tissue injury explained: Enabling a more prosperous and sustainable society. 12-13. Abstract from 2nd Doctoral School Multidisciplinary Symposium 2020, Glasgow, United Kingdom.