Surgical and Morphological Factors that Affect Internal Mechanical Loads in Soft Tissues of the Transtibial Residuum

Abstract

The residual limb of transtibial amputation (TTA) prosthetic users is threatened daily by pressure ulcers (PU) and deep tissue injury (DTI) caused mainly by sustained mechanical strains and stresses. Several risk factors dominate the extent of internal tissue loads in the residuum. In this study, we developed a set of three-dimensional finite element (FE… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10439-009-9801-3

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