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Recognizing Bedsores - Decubitus Ulcers

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Stage I decubitus ulcer on greater trachanter (hip)

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Stage II decubitus ulcer on ischeal tuberosity (buttock)

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Stage III decubitus ulcer

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Stage III decubitus ulcer with necrosis on sacrum

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Stage IV decubitus ulcers on ischeal tuberositics and sacrum

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Stages of Healing Decubitus Ulcer: Upper left image demonstrates Stage 4 ulcer, with periosteum of bone visible at base of wound. Over the course of several months, wound slowly healed.

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Decubitus Ulcer: Partial thickness skin breakdown (Stage 2 pressure ulcer) is seen on left side. Full thickness skin loss with black escar in center (Stage 3 pressure ulcer) affecting right side.

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