How often should follow-up be performed after 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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Follow-up should be performed every 3 weeks for the first several months. The interval may then be increased to every 6 months and then yearly. Early issues include suture removal, drain removal, and when to allow the patient to exercise or sit up.


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