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Describe how decreased blood circulation leads to the formation of decubitus ulsers?
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Ischemia
Blood circulation is essential to keep tissues alive.
When pressure causes decreased blood circulation, the tissues die and create a hole (ulcer).

In brief: Ischemia
Blood circulation is essential to keep tissues alive.
When pressure causes decreased blood circulation, the tissues die and create a hole (ulcer).
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
In brief: Blood flow pressure
As it relates to decubitus ulcers, enough pressure has occurred over the area in which the wound is located that the capillary blood flow has been occluded.
Not only does this occur, but the occlusion of the microscopic blood vessels has to be for a long enough time that the oxygen supply to that area is cut off long enough to allow tissue to be harmed. There are more technical explanations.

In brief: Blood flow pressure
As it relates to decubitus ulcers, enough pressure has occurred over the area in which the wound is located that the capillary blood flow has been occluded.
Not only does this occur, but the occlusion of the microscopic blood vessels has to be for a long enough time that the oxygen supply to that area is cut off long enough to allow tissue to be harmed. There are more technical explanations.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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