Measurement of Blood Perfusion in Response to Loading in Patients With Wounds
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The purpose of this study is to monitor the skin blood flow in the lower leg, with different levels and types of applied loads. These loads will not be placed over the patient's wound nor will they be higher than loads the skin normally experiences in daily activities. The results of this research will help investigators understand the development of pressure ulcers, commonly known as bedsores and stasis ulcers.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 100 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients with wounds on their legs, wound clinic patients
Patients are eligible if he/she has a wound on one or both legs.
under the age of 18
individuals with mental illness
individuals who are unable to sit for an hour
individuals whose wound care method prohibits testing