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Why do pressure ulcers have to be elevated?

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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: They don't

Pressure has to be taken off of the affected partl.

In brief: They don't

Pressure has to be taken off of the affected partl.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. William Purtill
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pressure relief

Pressure ulcers need relief of the pressure as the primary treatment.
A moist wound environment, treatment of infection, removal of dead tissue and treatment of poor nutrition/ diabetes/ poor circulation (pad) are also very important. Elevation of a leg pressure ulcer would be to relieve pressure or if there is swelling. It depends on the location of the wound.

In brief: Pressure relief

Pressure ulcers need relief of the pressure as the primary treatment.
A moist wound environment, treatment of infection, removal of dead tissue and treatment of poor nutrition/ diabetes/ poor circulation (pad) are also very important. Elevation of a leg pressure ulcer would be to relieve pressure or if there is swelling. It depends on the location of the wound.
Dr. William Purtill
Dr. William Purtill
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pressure relief

The first thing to do to a pressure ulcer is to get the pressure off.
How best to do that? Elevate it.

In brief: Pressure relief

The first thing to do to a pressure ulcer is to get the pressure off.
How best to do that? Elevate it.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers do not need to be elevated.
You were probably told to keep your heels elevated off of the bed because we do not want your heels touching the bed creating additional pressure and injury.

In brief: Pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers do not need to be elevated.
You were probably told to keep your heels elevated off of the bed because we do not want your heels touching the bed creating additional pressure and injury.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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