What are nonsurgical options in the treatment of pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Additional nonsurgical treatment measures include the following:

  • Pressure reduction - Repositioning and use of support surfaces
  • Wound management - Débridement, cleansing agents, dressings, and antimicrobials
  • Newer approaches still being studied - Growth factors (eg, becaplermin), negative-pressure wound therapy, and electrotherapy

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