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why do pressure ulcers have to be elevated?

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Dr. William Purtill
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Pressure relief: Pressure ulcers need relief of the pressure as the primary treatment. A moist wound environment, treatment of infection, removal of dead tissue and treatment of poor nutrition/ diabetes/ poor circulation (pad) are also very important. Elevation of a leg pressure ulcer would be to relieve pressure or if there is swelling. It depends on the location of the wound.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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