Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

12 p.

Publication Date

9-2002

Publisher

Veterans Administration

Source Publication

Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development

Source ISSN

0748-7711

Abstract

An extant tissue indentor used for amputee residual limb tissue indentation studies was modified to include laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) to enable measurement of tissue perfusion during indentation. This device allows quantitative assessment of the mechanical and physiological response of soft tissues to load, as demonstrated by indentation studies of the lower-limb tissues of young healthy subjects. Potential measures of interest include the relative change in tissue perfusion with load and the time delays associated with the perfusion response during tissue loading and unloading. Such measures may prove useful in future studies of residual limb tissues, improving our understanding of tissue viability risk factors for individuals with lower-limb amputation.

Comments

Published version. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 39, No. 5 (September/October 2002): 597-608. Permalink.

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