Úlceras de decúbito

Bed Sores are injuries resulting from prolonged pressure to an area of the skin. They are also commonly called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers. Sustained pressure reduces blood flow to the skin tissue, which prevents it from receiving the proper nutrients it requires. Without proper blood circulation, the affected tissue begins to die, forming an open sore or ulcer.

Bed sores are often highly painful, persistent and slow-healing. While they can appear anywhere on the body, they are especially common on the ankles, heels, tailbone, hips, elbows, buttocks and other bony areas that don’t have much protection, or sustain much more pressure than other parts of the body.

Bed sores may be difficult to treat, but they don’t have to stop you completely. With proper care, bed sores can be avoided - and if discovered early, they can be treated. Learn more about bed sores by reading through our bed sore information pages:

Bed Sores: Information & Resources

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