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What are Bedsores?

What are Bedsores?

Bedsores also called Pressure Sores or Decubitus Ulcers. These are injuries to the skin and underlying tissues that result from prolonged pressure on the skin. People who are immobile due to an injury or illness are at a greater risk of getting bedsores. These bedsores can develop in some people with just a few hours of constant pressure ranging from mild reddening to severe craters that extend into the muscle or bone. The common sites include the hips, shoulder blades, elbows, the base of the spine, ankles, knees, heels and even between fingers and toes.

The other factors that can increase one's risk of developing bed sores include: