What tissue levels are involved in pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Pressure injuriescan involve different levels of tissue. Muscle has been proved to be most susceptible to pressure. However, Daniel and Faibisoff found that muscle rarely was interposed between bone and skin in normal weightbearing positions in cadaver and clinical dissections. [17]


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