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What are cells dead and gone when a decubitus ulcer is the result?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: Decubitus Ulcer

The usual mechanism of forming a decubitus ulcer is from pressure.
However it can also occur from friction by rubbing against something such as a bed sheet, cast, brace, etc., or from prolonged exposure to cold. Any area of tissue that lies just over a bone is much more likely to develop a decubitus ulcer. These areas include the spine, coccyx or tailbone, hips, heels, and elbows, to name a few.

In brief: Decubitus Ulcer

The usual mechanism of forming a decubitus ulcer is from pressure.
However it can also occur from friction by rubbing against something such as a bed sheet, cast, brace, etc., or from prolonged exposure to cold. Any area of tissue that lies just over a bone is much more likely to develop a decubitus ulcer. These areas include the spine, coccyx or tailbone, hips, heels, and elbows, to name a few.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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