Mechanical compression-induced pressure sores in rat hindlimb: muscle stiffness, histology, and computational models.

@article{LinderGanz2004MechanicalCP,
  title={Mechanical compression-induced pressure sores in rat hindlimb: muscle stiffness, histology, and computational models.},
  author={Eran Linder-Ganz and Amit Gefen},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={2034-49}
}
Pressure sores affecting muscles are severe injuries associated with ischemia, impaired metabolic activity, excessive tissue deformation, and insufficient lymph drainage caused by prolonged and intensive mechanical loads. We hypothesize that mechanical properties of muscle tissue change as a result of exposure to prolonged and intensive loads. Such changes… CONTINUE READING