How are sacral pressure injuries (pressure ulcers) managed?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Sacral pressure injuries (see the image below) are common in patients who have been on prolonged bed rest. Treatment involves complete excision, including the entire bursa, and conservative ostectomy.

 

Sacral pressure ulcer before and after flap closur Sacral pressure ulcer before and after flap closure.

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