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The replacement of the lower leg with a transtibial prosthesis poses a high biomechanical challenge for the surrounding body structures: Loads that are usually distributed across the skeletal system are now transferred to the prosthesis via soft tissues. Since those tissue layers are not physiologically adapted to be weight-bearing structures, amputees might develop Deep Tissue Injuries (DTI). To gain a better understanding of the underlying processes and population-specific influences, we aimed to map out and analyse existing research on aetiology and risk factors for DTI in transtibial amputees, and highlight open questions.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Sep 2020|
|Event||EPUAP Virtual Meeting: 2020 - The most challenging of times: Focusing on contemporary issues in pressure ulcer prevention and management - Online|
Duration: 24 Sep 2020 → 24 Sep 2020
|Conference||EPUAP Virtual Meeting|
|Abbreviated title||EPUAP 2020|
|Period||24/09/20 → 24/09/20|
- pressure ulcer
- soft tissue deformation
- transtibial amputee
- risk factors
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