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Prevention Through Affecting Intrinsic Factors

As noted in the introduction to this section, intrinsic factors are those internal to the body, such as metabolism, tissue tolerance and tissue composition. Until recently, it was felt there was little that could be done to affect the intrinsic factors. Advances have been made in regards to the use of electrical simulation for both prevention and treatment; the latter is addressed in the treatment section of this chapter. More recently, the use of fat grafting as a means to affect pressure risk has been explored.