Beware of the toilet: The risk for a deep tissue injury during toilet sitting

While some books are concerned with spending time on the Iron Throne, scientists are concerned with time spent on the Porcelain Throne when reading those books.

“… there are no published studies regarding sustained tissue loads during toilet sitting and their effects on tissue physiology.”

The hole in scientific literature is filled with an in-press paper titled, “Beware of the toilet: The risk for a deep tissue injury during toilet sitting.”

We found that prolonged sitting on toilet seats involves a potential risk for PrI (Pressure Injury) development, the extent of which is affected by the seat design.

This research is distinct from the 2000 Ig Nobel Public Health Prize, which reported injuries on people from toilets that could not withstand pressure from people on toilets. This research, instead, reports injuries on people from people not withstanding pressure from themselves on toilets.

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