A 33-year-old member asked:
Is a person with more body fat more or less likely to get pressure sores?
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Wound care 35 years experience
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Wound care 16 years experience
Less: Generally, people with a larger body mass have a lower risk for pressure sores because they have more padding between bony prominences and the skin.
However, when pressure sores develop near the bone (deep tissue injury), they tend to be much worse in larger patients because the tissue damage can be extensive before they are noticed.
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Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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