What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Decubitus Ulcers

Decubitis ulcers, or bedsores,

Unlike other sores, ulcers don't

Once the tissue has been dam-

(page 36)

are ulcers caused by impaired

crust over; they remain open

aged, massage is strictly locally


circulation to the skin. Lack

wounds that are highly vulnerable

contraindicated until the sores


of blood supply leads to ir-

to infection.

have completely healed over


replaceable tissue death.




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