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How long does it usually take a pressure sore to heal?

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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: It DEpends

1]cause 2]size 3]medical condition you should have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon experienced in treating pressure sores.

In brief: It DEpends

1]cause 2]size 3]medical condition you should have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon experienced in treating pressure sores.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: As little as 2 hrs

As little as 2 hours of sustained pressure which compromises local blood supply (ischemia) may cause a pressure sore.
Continued sustained pressure without relief may increase the stage or grade healing will depend on the stage/fade which may require hours, weeks, months or surgery to heal.

In brief: As little as 2 hrs

As little as 2 hours of sustained pressure which compromises local blood supply (ischemia) may cause a pressure sore.
Continued sustained pressure without relief may increase the stage or grade healing will depend on the stage/fade which may require hours, weeks, months or surgery to heal.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care

In brief: The deepr the longer

Pressure ulcers vary from simple abrasion of the skin to deep into muscle with exposed bone.
If pressure ulcer is superficial , healing may be complete in 3-4 weeks. For deep ulcers 12-16 weeks might be needed. Some pressure ulcer will never heal unless surgery is done.

In brief: The deepr the longer

Pressure ulcers vary from simple abrasion of the skin to deep into muscle with exposed bone.
If pressure ulcer is superficial , healing may be complete in 3-4 weeks. For deep ulcers 12-16 weeks might be needed. Some pressure ulcer will never heal unless surgery is done.
Dr. Latisha Smith
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