When is surgery indicated for 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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Answer

Even with optimal medical management, many patients require a trip to the operating room for débridement, diversion of the urinary or fecal stream, release of flexion contractures, wound closure, or amputation.


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