When is urinary or fecal diversion indicated 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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Urinary or fecal diversion may be necessary to optimize wound healing. Many of these patients are incontinent and their wounds are contaminated with urine and feces daily. Patients with loose stools benefit from constipating agents and a low-residue diet.


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