Pressure sore

Pictures of early stage and late stage pressure sores

Pressure sores develop when constant pressure on an area of skin reduces blood supply to the skin and nearby tissue. Pressure sores can range from mild reddening of the skin (early stage) to severe tissue damage that extends through the skin and soft tissue, and into the bone (late stage).

Last Updated: March 5, 2009

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Margaret Doucette, DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine

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