Deep tissue injury

Created:   3/5/2014
Contains:  4 items
A collection of articles to discuss deep tissue injury from clinical, epidemiological, and bioengineering perspectives

Suspected Deep Tissue Injury Profile: A Pilot Study

Honaker, Jeremy; Brockopp, Dorothy; Moe, Krista

Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 27(3):133-140, March 2014.

This study identified transfer as the major risk factor for DTI. The results are consistent with the understanding that shear is responsible for injury to deep tissue.

The Demographics of Suspected Deep Tissue Injury in the United States: An Analysis of the International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Survey 2006-2009

VanGilder, Catherine; MacFarlane, Gordon D.; Harrison, Patrick; More

Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 23(6):254-261, June 2010.

DTI is not uncommon. They are often found in heels and sacral areas. This is a great analysis of a large cohort of patients.

Bioengineering Models of Deep Tissue Injury

Gefen, Amit

Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 21(1):30-36, January 2008.

The use of animal and bioengineering models has advanced our understanding of DTI. The role that tissue load and deformation plays in the development of DTI is explained by these models.