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What are the predisposing factors to developing pressure sores?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: #1=immobility

But there are many other factors such as nutrition, contractures, fractures, spasm, paraplegia, sensory disturbances, obesity, incontinence, inability to care for oneself and many, many more.

In brief: #1=immobility

But there are many other factors such as nutrition, contractures, fractures, spasm, paraplegia, sensory disturbances, obesity, incontinence, inability to care for oneself and many, many more.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology

In brief: Protein, immobile

Pressure sores or "bedsores" are most commonly the result of three different conditions.
Most common is immobility for extended periods of time. The pressure on the skin cuts its blood supply and this results in skin breakdown. Second, low blood protein may additionally cause the skin to break down prematurely. Last, urine and feces on the unclean skin, yields skin breakdown.

In brief: Protein, immobile

Pressure sores or "bedsores" are most commonly the result of three different conditions.
Most common is immobility for extended periods of time. The pressure on the skin cuts its blood supply and this results in skin breakdown. Second, low blood protein may additionally cause the skin to break down prematurely. Last, urine and feces on the unclean skin, yields skin breakdown.
Dr. Adam Bodian
Dr. Adam Bodian
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