What are Pressure Ulcers?
Pressure Ulcers, also referred to as bedsores, decubitus ulcers, and pressure sores, develop when a patient is unable to change position every two hours, typically due to being bedridden or in a wheelchair. Ulcers normally occur where bones are close to the skin, such as the back, heels, elbows, hips, and ankles. Pressure reduces blood flow to these areas, causing tissue and skin to deteriorate. In turn, difficult -to-heal sores form, increasing the risk of potentially fatal infections developing, in addition to severe discomfort for the patient.
Why Choose Us?
Treatment Options Available:
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy/Vacuum Assisted Wound Closure
Stimulatory Agents & Skin Substitutes
Keep Informed. Take Care.
More than 60,000 patients in the US die each year as a direct result of pressure ulcers.
Know the Risks?
If left untreated, complications including cellulitis, bone & joint infections, cancer or sepsis can occur. However there’s hope. To help prevent pressure ulcers from forming on patients who are immobile, repositioning every two hours & keeping your skin clean and dry are the two most effective prevention measures that can be taken. If you notice a pressure ulcer forming seeking care from a trained wound care specialist is imperative to help reduce your risk of infection and to get your healing back on track. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the treatment options for pressure ulcers available at The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine.