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

Graser, Marisa (2020) Aetiology and risk factors of deep tissue injury explained : Enabling a more prosperous and sustainable society. In: 2nd Doctoral School Multidisciplinary Symposium 2020, 2020-04-27 - 2020-04-27, Technology and Innovation Centre.

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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.

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    Graser, Marisa ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9838-8968;