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Relationship of spine deformity and pelvic obliquity on sitting pressure distributions and decubitus ulceration.
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PMID:  3894415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The distribution of pressure points in 16 patients with paraplegia, nine with ulcers, and six who were ulcer free were compared with the distribution in 15 normal individuals using an instrument capable of simultaneously measuring multiple pressure points under the buttocks and thighs. The nine patients with ischial and sacral decubiti showed redistribution of their sitting pressures posteriorly, asymmetrical loading of the ischiae, and higher than normal pressures under the sacrococcygeum. These abnormal pressures were associated with unbalanced scoliosis, pelvic obliquity, and the loss of physiological lordosis following a spinal fusion. We defined four criteria of risk for decubitus ulceration.
D Drummond; A L Breed; R Narechania
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopedics     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0271-6798     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Orthop     Publication Date:    1985 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-17     Completed Date:  1985-09-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109053     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Orthop     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  396-402     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Buttocks / pathology*
Ischium / pathology
Kyphosis / pathology
Paraplegia / pathology*
Pelvis / pathology*
Pressure Ulcer / etiology*
Scoliosis / pathology
Spina Bifida Occulta / pathology*

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