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 Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerMargaret Doucette, DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine
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