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Effects of foot posture and heel padding devices on soft tissue deformations under the heel in supine position in males: MRI studies

Shay Tenenbaum, MD, et al.

Heel pressure ulcers are associated with significant morbidity. There are sparse data regarding the basic etiology of heel ulcers and efficacy of prevention aids such as heel padding devices. We explored the effects of foot posture and different padding devices on soft tissue deformations using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We found that when the foot is in external rotation, skin tissue deformations are significantly greater than when the foot is upright. Heel padding devices have a significant effect on reducing internal soft tissue deformations. This study shows that MRI is a powerful tool in assessing the biomechanical performances of heel padding devices.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.10.0183

Volume 50 Number 8, 2013
   Pages 1149 — 1156


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Tenenbaum S, Shabshin N, Levy A, Herman A, Gefen A. Effects of foot posture and heel padding devices on soft tissue deformations under heel in supine position in males: MRI studies. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(8):1149–56.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD/2012.10.0183

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