10 doctors weighed in:

Is a person with more body fat more or less likely to get pressure sores?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Less

Generally, people with a larger body mass have a lower risk for pressure sores because they have more padding between bony prominences and the skin.
However, when pressure sores develop near the bone (deep tissue injury), they tend to be much worse in larger patients because the tissue damage can be extensive before they are noticed.

In brief: Less

Generally, people with a larger body mass have a lower risk for pressure sores because they have more padding between bony prominences and the skin.
However, when pressure sores develop near the bone (deep tissue injury), they tend to be much worse in larger patients because the tissue damage can be extensive before they are noticed.
Dr. Jason Forbes
Dr. Jason Forbes
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Obesity PU

Obese patients are more at risk for pressure sores than a usual weight patient.

In brief: Obesity PU

Obese patients are more at risk for pressure sores than a usual weight patient.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

Obesity itself is not the important factor. Nutrition is.
If someone lacks the protein, vitamins and minerals to maintain and heal, there obesity will not be protective.

In brief: It depends

Obesity itself is not the important factor. Nutrition is.
If someone lacks the protein, vitamins and minerals to maintain and heal, there obesity will not be protective.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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