What are possible complications during treatment of pressure ulcers?

Updated: Apr 24, 2020
  • Author: Brian J Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSC; Chief Editor: Zubin J Panthaki, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC  more...
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Treatment of decubitus ulcers requires prolonged surgical and nursing care. [36, 37, 38, 39] During the extended period of treatment required, the patient remains at risk for the development of new pressure ulcers at other sites. [40, 41, 42] Treatment, particularly indications for support surfaces, is based on appropriate staging of the pressure ulcer. [43, 44]


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