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Swaine JM, Breidahl W, Bader DL, Oomens CWJ, O'Loughlin E, Santamaria N, Stacey MC, et al.
Topics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Date of publication 2018 Oct 1;volume 24(4):371-378.
1. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2018 Fall;24(4):371-378. doi: 10.1310/sci17-00031. Epub 2018 Feb 12. Ultrasonography Detects Deep Tissue Injuries in the Subcutaneous Layers of the Buttocks Following Spinal Cord Injury. Swaine JM(1)(2), Breidahl W(1)(3), Bader DL(4), Oomens CWJ(5), O'Loughlin E(1)(6), Santamaria N(7), Stacey MC(1)(8). Author information: (1)Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. (2)Institute for Health Research, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia. (3)Perth Radiological Clinic, Mirrabooka, Western Australia, Australia. (4)Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK. (5)Biomedical Engineering Department, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. (6)Fiona Stanley Hospital, Department of Health, Government of Western Australia, Perth Business Centre, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. (7)Melbourne School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. (8)Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Background: Ultrasonography may have potential as an effective diagnostic tool for deep tissue injury (DTI) in tissues overlying bony prominences that are vulnerable when under sustained loading in sitting. Methods: Three cases of DTI in the fat and muscle layers overlying the ischial tuberosity of the pelvis in 3 persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) with different medical histories and abnormal tissue signs are described. Conclusion: There is a need for prospective studies using a reliable standardized ultrasonography protocol to diagnose DTI and to follow its natural history to determine its association with the development of pressure injuries. DOI: 10.1310/sci17-00031 PMCID: PMC6241223 [Available on 2019-09-01] PMID: 30459500 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Introduction and Assessment