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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

Decubitus Ulcer Ischial Tuberosity Bony Prominence Rotation Flap Split Skin Graft 
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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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