Pressure ulcers and deep tissue injury in wheelchair users: A bioengineering perspective

L. Agam, A. Gefen*

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Abstract

Wheelchair users are highly susceptible to deep tissue injury. Interface pressures are unlikely to predict this, and an alternative assessment approach is needed that can easily monitor internal mechanical stresses and deformations.

This review aims to provide clinicians with a comprehensive perspective of the biomechanical aspects of pressure ulceration in wheelchair users.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-99
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Rehabilitation of wheelchair users
  • Tissue biomechanics
  • Tissue mechanical properties

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