6 doctors weighed in:

What are the different treatments for decubitus ulcer or pressure sore?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

The best treatment is prevention by relieving pressure which can also help heal early ulcers.
If there is significant necrotic tissue or the ulcer is quite large/deep, surgical debridement and closure may be performed. Infections and other problems which delay healing (tobacco, poor nutrition, diabetes)need to be controlled with appropriate treatments as well for best results.

In brief: It depends

The best treatment is prevention by relieving pressure which can also help heal early ulcers.
If there is significant necrotic tissue or the ulcer is quite large/deep, surgical debridement and closure may be performed. Infections and other problems which delay healing (tobacco, poor nutrition, diabetes)need to be controlled with appropriate treatments as well for best results.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: LOTS OF THINGS

Unfortunately like most things with lots of options, none work well for lots of people.
Pressure avoidance is the most important thing. After that come good nutrition, lots of protein ( preferably animal based like whey from milk), vitamin c, zinc, and good wound care. Surgically, that includes removal of dead tissue, and then consideration for a surgical closure.

In brief: LOTS OF THINGS

Unfortunately like most things with lots of options, none work well for lots of people.
Pressure avoidance is the most important thing. After that come good nutrition, lots of protein ( preferably animal based like whey from milk), vitamin c, zinc, and good wound care. Surgically, that includes removal of dead tissue, and then consideration for a surgical closure.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Thank