Atypical locations of pressure sores. Presentation of two cases

Jeffrey M. Levine, Joel Gross

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When we consider pressure sores, we usually think of their location in areas of contact with the bed or chair. However, in the presence of risk factors, any area of skin is subject to breakdown if exposed to constant pressure. This article presents two cases demonstrating unusual locations of pressure sores, and discusses underlying risk factors which contributed to their genesis. Vigilant attention to risk factor intervention by the multidisciplinary care team can prevent the incidence of this common complication of immobility. The use of a standardized risk factor assessment scale can be a useful guide to prevention planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-46
Number of pages3
JournalAdvances in Skin and Wound Care
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1989
Externally publishedYes


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