A 41-year-old member asked:
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what should my mom do about a bedsore that has turned black?

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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgery: Any black tissue on the body is dead tissue and requires removal. Leaving the tissue attached to the body is usually negligent and is a set-up for infectious complications. Pressure must be relieved from the area. Depending on many factors, the wound may go on to heal without surgery, but many require surgery to appropriately heal.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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