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Pressure Sore

Pressure Sore

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By – N C Patelnitin.ebay@rediffmail.comPressure Sore
Definition
Etiology
Causes
Pathology
Prevention of Pressure Sore
Assessment
Local Examination
General Examination
Physiotherapy Treatment
Physiotherapy Aims
Physiotherapy Plans – Conservative
Physiotherapy Plans – Surgical
 
Pressure Sore
Definition :
The term pressure sore is used to describe any pressure injury which may vary from anarea of erythema to a deep-seated ulceration exposing the underlying tissues and even bone.
Etiology :
Age
:
It can occur at any age, but commonly found in elderly people.Sex
:
Both the sex equally affected.Conditions
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More commonly affect the patient with neurological disorders, like paraplegia and hemiplegia.Site
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More common at the parts of the body where the skin andSubcutaneous tissues that overlies bony prominence. The partswhere the pressure sore most often found are shown in the picture.
Lying Side lyingSitting in a wheel-chair

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