Pressure ulcers are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue, primarily caused by prolonged pressure on the skin

Pressure ulcers are also known as bedsores. Ulcers mostly develop on skin that covers the bony areas of the body. Pressure ulcers occur due to pressure applied to soft tissue resulting in completely or partially obstructed blood flow to the soft tissue. Pressure ulcers most commonly develop in individuals who are not moving about, such as those who are on chronic bedrest or consistently use a wheelchair.

Common Causes of Pressure Ulcers

  • Immobility
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Cerebral vascular accident
  • Hypotension
  • Shear

Treatments for Pressure Ulcers

  • Removing pressure on the affected area
  • Protecting the wound with dressings
  • Keeping the wound clean
  • Good nutrition
  • Removing the damaged, infected, or dead tissue
  • Skin grafts
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Antibiotics

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