The impaired response of spinal cord injured individuals to repeated surface pressure loads.


Three cyclic pressure loads (10 minutes "on" and 5 minutes "off") of 30 or 75 mmHg were applied to the flat anterior surface of the tibia on 11 able bodied (AB) and nine spinal cord injured (SCI) subjects. Transcutaneous PO2 (TcPO2) and PCO2 (TcPCO2), laser Doppler (LD) skin blood flow, velocity, and volume, and the depth of leg indentation (LI) were… (More)