Preventing ischial pressure ulcers: II. Biomechanics

  • Gerald E. Loeba
  • Published 2011

Abstract

Background: Pressure ulcers (PUs) are common and debilitating wounds that arise when immobilized patients cannot shift their weight. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) has been investigated for Pressure Ulcer Prevention (PUP) for over 20 years. Historically gluteus maximus (GM) has been considered an important actuator in attempting to redistribute… (More)

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