A 50-year-old member asked:
Are pressure sores common?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 50 years experience
Yes on bed-ridden: It's common on bed-ridden persons, wheel-chair users and paraplegics.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Where on the body are pressure sores most common?
5 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Back, butt, heels: Pressure sores usually occur in the dependent areas where the weight of the body falls and in individuals that cannot move much at all. They most commonly occur, then, on the lower back, buttocks, upper thighs, and heels.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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