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Pressure Sores

Pressure sores are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for too long. They commonly form where your bones are close to your skin, such as your ankles, back, elbows, heels and hips. You are at risk if you are bedridden, use a wheelchair, or are unable to change your position. Pressure sores can cause serious infections, some of which are life-threatening. They can be a problem for people in nursing homes.

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  1. Pressure Sores (National Library of Medicine)  
    Pressure sores are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for too long. They commonly form where your bones are close to your skin, such as your ...
  2. Pressure ulcers are also called bedsores, or pressure sores. They can form when your skin and soft tissue ... become damaged or die. When this happens, a pressure ulcer may form. Below are some questions you may ...
  3. Preventing Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers) Video (Hill Foundation for Families Living with Disabilities)  
    ... Medical Expert Interviews Topics menu Topics Preventing Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers) Adult Injuries Spinal Cord Injury Basics David Chen, MD Preventing Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers) Mary Zeigler, MS Transition from Hospital to Home ...
  4. Pressure ulcers are also called bedsores, or pressure sores. They can form when your skin and soft tissue ... become damaged or die. When this happens, a pressure ulcer may form. You have a risk of developing ...
  5. ... when pressed. This is a sign that a pressure ulcer may be forming. The skin may be warm ... body fat in the ulcer. Stage IV: The pressure ulcer has become so deep that there is damage ...
  6. ... Yang GP. Review of the current management of pressure ulcers. Advances in Wound Care (New Rochelle) . 2018;7( ... Elsevier; 2020:chap 3. Khansa I, Janis JE. Pressure sores. In: Song DH, Hong JP, eds. Plastic Surgery: ...
  7. Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, pressure injuries, pressure sores, and decubitus ulcers, result from prolonged pressure that cuts off the blood supply to the skin, ...
  8. ... skin infection Surgery for skin cancer Venous ulcers , pressure ulcers , or diabetic ulcers that do not heal After mastectomy or amputation The area from where skin is taken is called ... surgery than the wound due to newly exposed nerve endings.
  9. Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers) (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Pressure Sores/Start Here
  10. Common types of non-healing wounds include: Pressure sores Surgical wounds Radiation sores Foot ulcers due to diabetes , poor blood flow, chronic bone infection (osteomyelitis), or swollen legs Certain wounds may not ...
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