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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 ... wheelchair, or are unable to change your position. Pressure sores can cause serious infections, some of which are ...
  2. ... redness, peeling, irritation, and yeast infections likely. Bedsores ( pressure sores ) may also develop if a person: Has not ... OR USING A WHEELCHAIR Check your skin for pressure sores every day. Look for reddened areas that do ...
  3. Pressure ulcers are also called bedsores, or pressure sores. They can form when your skin and soft tissue press against a harder surface, such as a chair or bed, for a prolonged ...
  4. Pressure ulcers are also called bedsores, or pressure sores. They can form when your skin and soft tissue press against a harder surface, such as a chair or bed for a prolonged ...
  5. A pressure sore is an area of the skin that breaks down when something keeps rubbing or pressing against the ... Pressure sores occur when there is too much pressure on the skin for too long. This reduces blood ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers) (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  8. 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, ...
  9. Taking Care of Pressure Sores (University of Washington, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine)  
    University of Washington, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  10. ... of wounds include: Cuts Scrapes Puncture wounds Burns Pressure sores A wound may be smooth or jagged. It ... bleed. For example, burns, some puncture wounds, and pressure sores do not bleed. Once the scab forms, your ...
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