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.
- 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