Decubitus Ulcers (Pressure Sores)

  • George M. Bedbrook

Abstract

The development of a decubitus ulcer or pressure sore is one of the greatest preventable complications for the spinal paralytic. A single indiscretion in care can lead to persistent or repeated ulceration with resultant hospitalization, loss of independence, and complete disruption of any social adjustment.

Keywords

Catheter Ischemia Foam Iodine Anemia 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • George M. Bedbrook
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryRoyal Perth HospitalAustralia
  2. 2.Royal Perth Rehabilitation HospitalShenton ParkWestern Australia

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