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What is the best treatment for a severe pressure sore?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Wound care specialis

See a wound care specialist or center because pressure sores may require a multi-disciplinary team to enhance nutrition, control contributing systemic or local disease, institute physical therapy, recommend appropriate medical regimens or treatment protocols including possible surgery.

In brief: Wound care specialis

See a wound care specialist or center because pressure sores may require a multi-disciplinary team to enhance nutrition, control contributing systemic or local disease, institute physical therapy, recommend appropriate medical regimens or treatment protocols including possible surgery.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
The key elements of managing a pressure sore are off-loading, good nutrition, eradication of infection and good blood circulation. Removal of dead tissue and a flap or skin graft may also be necessary in severe ulcers.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: RX pressure ulcer

A location and stage would help answer this question a little better. But direct observation of the wound is absolutely necessary to answer this question.
Minimize the pressure, debride the devitalized tissue from the wound, use clean products in or on the wound, and careful followup by wound care professionals either in a wound center or by home health nursing is vital.

In brief: RX pressure ulcer

A location and stage would help answer this question a little better. But direct observation of the wound is absolutely necessary to answer this question.
Minimize the pressure, debride the devitalized tissue from the wound, use clean products in or on the wound, and careful followup by wound care professionals either in a wound center or by home health nursing is vital.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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