Transtibial prosthetic users as a risk group for deep tissue injuries

Graser, Marisa and Buis, Arjan and Day, Sarah (2020) Transtibial prosthetic users as a risk group for deep tissue injuries. In: EPUAP Virtual Meeting, 2020-09-24 - 2020-09-24, Online.

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    Abstract

    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.

    ORCID iDs

    Graser, Marisa ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9838-8968, Buis, Arjan ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3947-293X and Day, Sarah ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0261-9213;