pressure sore

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Noun1.pressure sore - a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)
ulcer, ulceration - a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue

pres·sure sore

n. úlcera de decúbito.
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Without proper care, a pressure sore can develop in just a few hours.
Our aim in this study is to compare the surgical methods used in sacral pressure sore treatment and to evaluate their early postoperative complications.
Q I developed a painful pressure sore while recovering from surgery in hospital a few years ago.
Has a pressure sore developed during that stay or shortly afterwards?
Shaydon Pitts was 20 years old when she got her first pressure sore, or as her mom calls it, "a nightmare.
It said action is being taken on pressure sore frequency, but said "the progress to date has not been as positive as desired".
Muscle and myocutaneous flaps have been used successfully in pressure sore coverage [sup][1] and are the first choice for the management of pressure sores because they provide excellent blood supply and durable coverage.
Fifty six patients were paraplegic due to spinal cord injury, 2 patients had pressure sore post cardiac surgery, 1 patient had GB syndrome and 1 patient had stroke.
She was fully dependent on nursing care for her daily needs and entered LRHC with a feeding tube, a urinary tract infection, and a pressure sore on her coccyx.
A NMC Panel heard Mnyaka failed to inform a specialist nurse that an elderly patient had a serious pressure sore, describing the problem as only "superficial".
Prolonged unrelieved pressure can lead to the development of necrotic tissue and pressure sore formation.