Outcomes for surgical coverage of pressure sores in nonambulatory, nonparaplegic, elderly patients.


Pressure sores are a common complication of long-term institutional care. Surgical coverage of late-stage ulcers in the elderly refractory to conservative therapy remains controversial. The authors reviewed the outcome of 22 predominately nonambulatory, nonparaplegic, elderly patients with coverage of 27 pressure sores. The mean patient age was 59 years… (More)


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