Does repositioning prevent pressure sores?

Yes. "no pressure, no sore." pressure sores occur in patients who either lack sensation (e.g. Spinal cord injury patients) or the ability to reposition themselves (elderly or comatose patients). In general, repositioning should be done every 2 hours to prevent the development of pressure sores. Early sores may heal if they can be protected from pressure (e.g. Prone position.).

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Does repositioning prevent pressure sores from happening?

Yes. Pressure sore are caused from excessive pressure on a specific area of body: usually develop when one is in a specific position for a long time such as in bed for days without movement. Read more...
Yes yes yes. It only takes a 2 hours of mederate pressure to cause a pressure ulcer. Unloading and shifting occur unconsciously when we have normal sensation and are able to move. After a nerve or spinal cord injury, or if we are immobile, we loose this ability and have to consciously unweight and reposition; otherwise a pressure ulcer will occur. Read more...