What do bed sores look like?

An image of a bed sore (similarly characterized as: pressure sore, pressure ulcer or decubitus ulcer) on the body of a loved one can be one life’s more memorable moments.  Advanced bed sores are characterized by a a significant loss of tissue in the area, exposing underlying layers of tissue, muscle and even bone.  The most common areas for bed sores to develop are  on a patients buttock or heels, but they can develop in any area where there is limited protective tissue and unrelieved pressure.

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Bed Sore Photos: You can see video and pictures of bed sores at these websites:

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