What surgical options for 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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Surgical interventions that may be warranted include the following:

  • Surgical débridement
  • Diversion of the urinary or fecal stream
  • Release of flexion contractures
  • Wound closure
  • Amputation

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