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What are bed sores and what do they really look like?
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Bed sores are caused by prolonged pressure on the skin .
. . Usually over bony prominences such as hips or shoulder blades. They can be common in people that are wheelchair or bed bound and are unable to change position frequently. Early bed sores may look like only mild skin redness. This can progress to pain, ulceration, infection, and even involvement of the underlying muscle or bone.

In brief: See Below
Bed sores are caused by prolonged pressure on the skin .
. . Usually over bony prominences such as hips or shoulder blades. They can be common in people that are wheelchair or bed bound and are unable to change position frequently. Early bed sores may look like only mild skin redness. This can progress to pain, ulceration, infection, and even involvement of the underlying muscle or bone.
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Skin breakdown
Bedsores are areas where the skin is damaged from lack of oxygen.
The skin dies and forms an ulcer. In short, the blood supply is altered. Infection can then set in.

In brief: Skin breakdown
Bedsores are areas where the skin is damaged from lack of oxygen.
The skin dies and forms an ulcer. In short, the blood supply is altered. Infection can then set in.
Dr. Robert Keller
Dr. Robert Keller
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