Ultrasonography detects deep tissue injuries in the subcutaneous layers of the buttocks following spinal cord injury

Jillian M. Swaine, William Breidahl, D. L. Bader, C. W.J. Oomens, Edmond O'Loughlin, Nick Santamaria, Michael C. Stacey

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-378
Number of pages8
JournalTopics In Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018

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