A 53-year-old member asked:
What is the prevalence of pressure ulcers in the U.S.?
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Dr. Otto Placik answered
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
2.5 million in USA: This is an estimate and represents the number of TREATED pressure sores. The incidence is likely to be much much higher. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-risk-assessment-of-pressure-ulcers?source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=H2#H2For a good summary:
Answered on May 25, 2015
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