The physiological response of soft tissue to periodic repositioning as a strategy for pressure ulcer prevention.

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BACKGROUND Individuals who have reduced mobility are at risk of developing pressure ulcers if they are subjected to sustained static postures. To reduce this risk, clinical guidelines advocate healthcare professionals reposition patients regularly. Automated tilting mechanisms have recently been introduced to provide periodic repositioning. This study… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2014.12.004

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