Decubitus ulcer. Definition

Medical Definition: decubitus ulcer

Loss of the substance of the skin, secondary to ischemia caused by prolonged pressure on a skin area of ??support, usually in patients who remain bedridden for a long time. Occur, especially in the sacral region, ankles and skull. His treatment is the cleaning and debridement, and prophylaxis, postural changes in patients who are necessarily confined to bed.

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