Transtibial prosthetic users as a risk group for deep tissue injuries

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2020
EventEPUAP Virtual Meeting: 2020 - The most challenging of times: Focusing on contemporary issues in pressure ulcer prevention and management - Online
Duration: 24 Sept 202024 Sept 2020


ConferenceEPUAP Virtual Meeting
Abbreviated titleEPUAP 2020


  • pressure ulcer
  • soft tissue deformation
  • transtibial amputee
  • Prosthetics
  • aetiology
  • risk factors


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