Journal articlesDevelopment of deep tissue injury: inside out or outside in?

Development of deep tissue injury: inside out or outside in?

29/06/17 | Pressure Ulcers | Joanna Swan

Pressure ulcers (PUs) have been described as painful, slow-healing wounds that can develop over bony prominences in individuals experiencing periods of prolonged immobility (Jagannathan and Tucker-Kellogg, 2016). However, new theories are emerging regarding how PUs develop. This article explores and reviews the evidence on the suggested mechanisms of deep tissue injury (DTI) development. DTI is caused by a number of mechanisms. Further research is required to clarify the key differences between mechanisms of injury between DTI and superficial PUs.