A 55-year-old male asked:
how do you treat a head bed sore?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Otto Placik answered
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Wound care: Pressure relief, wound cleansings, moist dressings, debridement and antibiotics as indicated by a wound care specialist.
Answered on Oct 5, 2012
Dr. Barry Press answered
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
No pressure no sore: That sounds simple, i know that it is not. Avoidance of pressure sores requires constant vigilance on the part of caregivers for patients with spinal cord injuries or neurological disorders. A good rule of thumb is to avoid pressure on any one skin area for more than two hours. If contractures are a problem, they need to be addressed. Good luck!
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Michael Matthew answered
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: The answer depends on the depth and width of the sore, and what tissue is exposed at the base of the wound. Usually these heal without surgery, but they can require surgery if there is a large area of dead tissue.
Answered on Apr 1, 2019
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