Deformations, mechanical strains and stresses across the different hierarchical scales in weight-bearing soft tissues.

@article{Shoham2012DeformationsMS,
  title={Deformations, mechanical strains and stresses across the different hierarchical scales in weight-bearing soft tissues.},
  author={Naama Shoham and Amit Gefen},
  journal={Journal of tissue viability},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={39-46}
}
Sustained internal tissue loads (deformations, mechanical strains and stresses) which develop during immobile weight-bearing postures such as while in bed or in a chair were identified as a fundamental cause for the onset and progression of pressure ulcers (PUs), particularly of the deep tissue injury (DTI) type. The sustained loading may compromise tissue… CONTINUE READING