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Can pressure sores be prevented?
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: No pressure, no sore
That sounds simple, but i know that it is not.
Avoidance of pressure sores requires constant vigilance on the part of caregivers for patients with spinal cord injuries or neurological disorders. A good rule of thumb is to avoid pressure on any one skin area for more than two hours. It takes constant good "nursing" care, but pressure sores are not inevitable. Good luck!

In brief: No pressure, no sore
That sounds simple, but i know that it is not.
Avoidance of pressure sores requires constant vigilance on the part of caregivers for patients with spinal cord injuries or neurological disorders. A good rule of thumb is to avoid pressure on any one skin area for more than two hours. It takes constant good "nursing" care, but pressure sores are not inevitable. Good luck!
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Prevent pressure
Not all pressure sores can be prevented.
There are many risk factors that result in pressure injuries. Refer you to the national pressure ulcer advisory panel website for review, although technical, of pressure ulcers. www.npuap.org.

In brief: Prevent pressure
Not all pressure sores can be prevented.
There are many risk factors that result in pressure injuries. Refer you to the national pressure ulcer advisory panel website for review, although technical, of pressure ulcers. www.npuap.org.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Most often, Yes.
Avoid prolonged pressure, optimize nutrition, avoid contamination (stool/urine) and they become far less common.

In brief: Most often, Yes.
Avoid prolonged pressure, optimize nutrition, avoid contamination (stool/urine) and they become far less common.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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