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What can you do for pressure sores from a wheel chair?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Keep moving

Treatment of pressure sores/wounds/ulcers from sitting in a wheelchair are exactly the same as treatment of pressure sores/wounds/ulcers from laying in bed: start moving around & keep moving.
Don't remain in any position for more than a few minutes. Allow blood to circulate everywhere there's pressure (sitting or laying). Stay hydrated. Eat lots of nutritious food including protein to allow healin.

In brief: Keep moving

Treatment of pressure sores/wounds/ulcers from sitting in a wheelchair are exactly the same as treatment of pressure sores/wounds/ulcers from laying in bed: start moving around & keep moving.
Don't remain in any position for more than a few minutes. Allow blood to circulate everywhere there's pressure (sitting or laying). Stay hydrated. Eat lots of nutritious food including protein to allow healin.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No pressure no sore

Pressure sores are a common problem in wheelchair bound patients.
Treatment depends on the depth of the sore; if very deep and the patient is compliant, it may require an operation. However, the best approach is prevention: a correct wheelchair pad and periodic wheelchair pushups can prevent many of these. If they occur, early treatment can prevent the need for an operation.

In brief: No pressure no sore

Pressure sores are a common problem in wheelchair bound patients.
Treatment depends on the depth of the sore; if very deep and the patient is compliant, it may require an operation. However, the best approach is prevention: a correct wheelchair pad and periodic wheelchair pushups can prevent many of these. If they occur, early treatment can prevent the need for an operation.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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