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Pressure sores develop when constant pressure on an area of skin reduces
blood supply to the skin and nearby tissue. Pressure sores can range from mild
reddening of the skin (early stage) to severe tissue damage that extends
through the skin and soft tissue and into the bone (late stage).
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMargaret Doucette, DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Margaret Doucette, DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine
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