Aetiology and risk factors of deep tissue injury explained: Enabling a more prosperous and sustainable society

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages12-13
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2020
Event2nd Doctoral School Multidisciplinary Symposium 2020 - Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Apr 202027 Apr 2020
https://www.strath.ac.uk/theresearcherdevelopmentprogramme/doctoralresearchersgroup/doctoralschoolmultidisciplinarysymposium/

Conference

Conference2nd Doctoral School Multidisciplinary Symposium 2020
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period27/04/2027/04/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • pressure ulcer
  • leg prosthesis
  • soft tissue injuries
  • biomechanics
  • risk factors

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    Aetiology and risk factors of Deep Tissue Injuries explained

    Marisa Graser (Speaker)

    26 May 2020

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    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.