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Pathogenesis of Pressure Sores

  • J. T. Scales
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Abstract

Healthy man is a dynamic person who does not develop decubitus ulcers or bed sores. Throughout a healthy life the body is not motionless for a long enough period, day or night, for forces of sufficient magnitude and duration to act on the tissues in such a manner as to cause tissue damage. Human pressure sores are a manifestation of immobility due to anaesthesia or sedation, disease or injury, resulting in diminished pain sensation and/or diminished musculoskeletal activity.

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