What are the goals of medical management 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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With thorough and comprehensive medical management, many pressure injuries may heal completely without the need for surgical intervention. Successful medical management of pressure ulcers relies on the following key principles:

  • Reduction of pressure
  • Adequate débridement of necrotic and devitalized tissue
  • Control of infection
  • Meticulous wound care

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