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Is it easier for an older person to get pressure sores?
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
4 doctors agree
In brief: Pressure ulcer
As a patient gets older, they are often become more sedentary and the chances of prolonged pressure on bony prominences increases the incidence of pressure sores.
This same subset of patients have altered nutrition too which puts them at further risk.

In brief: Pressure ulcer
As a patient gets older, they are often become more sedentary and the chances of prolonged pressure on bony prominences increases the incidence of pressure sores.
This same subset of patients have altered nutrition too which puts them at further risk.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Than whom?
Debility is the usual precursor to pressure sores, in addition to many other factors.

In brief: Than whom?
Debility is the usual precursor to pressure sores, in addition to many other factors.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care
In brief: Not just age
Age is a factor in the development of pressure sores because skin and soft tissues tend to thin as we age.
However, the most important risk factors for pressure ulcer development are overall mobility/strength (ability to reposition), sensation (ability to feel pain before an ulcer develops) and overall health (ability of the body to repair itself).

In brief: Not just age
Age is a factor in the development of pressure sores because skin and soft tissues tend to thin as we age.
However, the most important risk factors for pressure ulcer development are overall mobility/strength (ability to reposition), sensation (ability to feel pain before an ulcer develops) and overall health (ability of the body to repair itself).
Dr. Jason Forbes
Dr. Jason Forbes
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