Pressure sores: classification and management.

  title={Pressure sores: classification and management.},
  author={J Darrell Shea},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  • J Darrell Shea
  • Published 1975 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research
Four grades of pressure can be recognized on the basis of pathophysiology of soft tissue breakdown overlying bony prominences. Management is correlated with the extent of the lesion and ranges from local wound care, turning and systemic support for Grade I and II, to local and radical excision with soft tissue flap closure for the more extensive Grades III and IV. 

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