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What is a decubitus ulcer?

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Tissue Breakdown

A decubitus ulcer is the breakdown of tissue as a result of that tissue being under prolonged pressure, moisture or sheer force.
They may also be referred to as "bed sores.".

In brief: Tissue Breakdown

A decubitus ulcer is the breakdown of tissue as a result of that tissue being under prolonged pressure, moisture or sheer force.
They may also be referred to as "bed sores.".
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Pressure ulcer

Ulcer usually on buttocks but may occur on any dependent area form laying in same position for a long time.
It occurs in nursing homes, and during long hospitalizations. Turning every 2 hours to shift position will reduce the tendency to decubitus ulcers.

In brief: Pressure ulcer

Ulcer usually on buttocks but may occur on any dependent area form laying in same position for a long time.
It occurs in nursing homes, and during long hospitalizations. Turning every 2 hours to shift position will reduce the tendency to decubitus ulcers.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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