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Comprehensive Clinical Wound Evaluation

  • Salah Rubayi
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Abstract

Pressure ulcers are skin lesions caused by unrelieved pressure or other forces resulting in damage to the underlying tissue. Usually, pressure ulcers are located over a boney prominence of the body. Pressure ulcers can be staged according to the extent of tissue damage. The staging was proposed by Shea in 1975 [1] and the Wound Ostomy Society (International Association of Enterostomal Therapy) in 1988, and was finally agreed upon in 1989 by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, United States.

Keywords

Granulation Tissue Spina Bifida Pressure Ulcer Sinus Tract Patient Medical History 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryRancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation CenterDowneyUSA
  2. 2.Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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