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Are men less at risk of pressure sores? i heard that men have thicker skin than women. does this mean they are less at risk of pressure sores?

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Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
No: Pressure sores can occur anywhere there is unrelieved pressure. People who are bedbound generally will get them over the sacrum and the backs of the heels. People who are wheelchair bound and don't care for themselves adequately get them over the ischium (the sit-bones.) lying on one's side for too long can cause them over the greater trochanter (outside of the upper thigh.) no sex difference.
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
No: Pressure sores can occur anywhere there is unrelieved pressure. People who are bedbound generally will get them over the sacrum and the backs of the heels. People who are wheelchair bound and don't care for themselves adequately get them over the ischium (the sit-bones.) lying on one's side for too long can cause them over the greater trochanter (outside of the upper thigh.) no sex difference.

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