Precipitating: Bedridden Malnourished Sensory impairment Pressure ulcer Tissue damage Tissue ischemia and necrosis Accumulation of metabolic

end products Interferes exchange of nutrients and waste products Oxygen deprivation Interruption of blood flow Microthrombi form in capillaries Capillaries compresses

Pressure is exerted to skin, subcutaneous tissues, and muscles especially over bony prominences Skin bear weight Predisposing: Age:???

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