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The importance of internal strain as opposed to interface pressure in the prevention of pressure related deep tissue injury.
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PMID:  20005716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
For pressure ulcer prevention an ambitious goal would be the establishment of a mechanical threshold for tissue damage. In the past, several researchers have sought to establish such a threshold often involving the loading time. However, they have not resulted in a unique reliable value that could be used in practice. This limitation is probably due to the focus on interface pressure. The objective of this paper is to clarify to an audience with no conventional background in mechanics, why interface pressure is not the appropriate parameter to define a damage threshold, whereas internal local deformations (strains) may prove more suitable. The paper reveals that it may be possible to identify a damage threshold for healthy skeletal muscle tissue based on local internal deformations.
C W J Oomens; Sandra Loerakker; D L Bader
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tissue viability     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0965-206X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Tissue Viability     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-12     Completed Date:  2010-06-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306822     Medline TA:  J Tissue Viability     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-42     Citation Subset:  N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Tissue Viability Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, P/O Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation
Models, Biological
Muscle, Skeletal / physiopathology
Pressure Ulcer / physiopathology*,  prevention & control*
Risk Assessment

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