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Bed (Pressure) Sore Surgery

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Pressure sores, pressure ulcers, or bedsores frequently involve people who cannot move easily. They are more probable to involve the bony parts of your body. The sores develop in stages. We need to identify them in the initial stage which enables treatment and reduces the risk of complications. Mobilizing patients frequently is the answer to avoid pressure sores.

Some bedsores might become so severe that surgical intervention is needed. Surgery aims to clean the sore, treat or prevent infection, reduce fluid loss, and lower the risk of further complications. A pad of muscle, skin, or other tissue from the patient’s body is used to cover the wound and cushion the affected bone. This is known as flap reconstruction.