What causes pressure sores in spinal cord injury (SCI)?

Updated: Nov 01, 2018
  • Author: Lawrence S Chin, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Brian H Kopell, MD  more...
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Careful and frequent turning of the patient is required to prevent pressure sores. Denervated skin is particularly prone to this complication. Remove belts and objects from back pockets, such as keys and wallets.


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