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Pressure sore prevention for the wheelchair-bound spinal injury patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7375126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The concept of a wheelchair cushion fitting clinic for the prevention of pressure sores is reviewed in the light of recent estimates of the cost of pressure sores in the U.K. A method for measuring the pressure beneath the ischial tuberosities is discussed and techniques for measuring a patient's habitual exercise frequency and seated posture are described. Results from the records of 600 spinal injury patients including Rancho Los Amigos Hospital are reported and used to demonstrate the importance of low pressure beneath the ischial tuberosities as an indicator of wheelchair cushion suitability.
M W Ferguson-Pell; I C Wilkie; J B Reswick; J C Barbenel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paraplegia     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0031-1758     ISO Abbreviation:  Paraplegia     Publication Date:    1980 Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-07-22     Completed Date:  1980-07-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985038R     Medline TA:  Paraplegia     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Pressure Ulcer / prevention & control*
Skin Temperature
Spinal Cord Injuries / rehabilitation*

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