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What things increase risk of decubitus ulcer?

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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Many factors

The highest risk for developing decubitus ulcers is staying in the same position for long periods of time.
Other illnesses, poor nutrition, and lack of mobility also increase the risk.

In brief: Many factors

The highest risk for developing decubitus ulcers is staying in the same position for long periods of time.
Other illnesses, poor nutrition, and lack of mobility also increase the risk.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Risk for decubitus

Decubitus ulcers are due to pressure.
Anything that increase pressure on the skin, especiallyover areas of bony prominences increases the risk. Thereare many other risks: low blood flow states, diabetes, moisture, poor nutrition, low protein, concurrent illnesses, and so on.

In brief: Risk for decubitus

Decubitus ulcers are due to pressure.
Anything that increase pressure on the skin, especiallyover areas of bony prominences increases the risk. Thereare many other risks: low blood flow states, diabetes, moisture, poor nutrition, low protein, concurrent illnesses, and so on.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Thank
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