Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, April 6th, 2007
Study 1: Researchers detail in "The relative contributions of compression and hypoxia to development of muscle tissue damage: an in vitro study," new data in biomedical engineering. According to a study from Eindhoven, Netherlands, "Deep pressure ulcers develop in tissues subjected to sustained mechanical loading. Though it has been hypothesized that this damage mechanism results from local tissue ischemia, it has recently been shown with a cell model that sustained compression can cause cell deformation, leading to tissue breakdown."
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