Journal article

Computer Modeling of Prophylactic Dressings: An Indispensable Guide for Healthcare Professionals

Amit Gefen, Paulo Alves, Sue Creehan, Evan Call, Nick Santamaria

Advances in Skin & Wound Care | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019


This article is a review of the work conducted and published to date in employing computer finite element (FE) modeling for efficacy research of prophylactic dressings in the context of preventing pressure injuries. The authors strive to explain why FE modeling is essential in establishing the efficacy of prophylactic dressings, as it is in the development and evaluation of any other preventive intervention. In particular, FE modeling provides insights into the interactions between dressing structures and weight-bearing body tissues (including susceptible anatomical locations such as the sacrum and heels of supine patients). Modeling further facilitates reliable visualization and quantificat..

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