In vivo muscle stiffening under bone compression promotes deep pressure sores.

@article{Gefen2005InVM,
  title={In vivo muscle stiffening under bone compression promotes deep pressure sores.},
  author={Amit Gefen and Nurit Gefen and Eran Linder-Ganz and Susan S Margulies},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  year={2005},
  volume={127 3},
  pages={512-24}
}
Pressure sores (PS) in deep muscles are potentially fatal and are considered one of the most costly complications in spinal cord injury patients. We hypothesize that continuous compression of the longissimus and gluteus muscles by the sacral and ischial bones during wheelchair sitting increases muscle stiffness around the bone-muscle interface over time, thereby causing muscles to bear intensified stresses in relentlessly widening regions, in a positive-feedback injury spiral. In this study, we… CONTINUE READING
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