Áreas donde se presentan las úlceras de presión

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Áreas donde se presentan las úlceras de presión

Las úlceras de presión o úlceras de decúbito son una ruptura o ulceración del tejido debido a una combinación del peso del cuerpo en la superficie de la piel y la fricción de una superficie resistente como la cama. Las áreas donde las prominencias óseas están menos aumentadas por falta de músculo y grasa como los huesos de la cadera, del talón y de los talones del pie son más susceptibles a las úlceras de cama. Los pacientes que no se pueden mover son vulnerables a la formación de úlceras de presión cuando permanecen acostados por largos períodos de tiempo en la misma posición

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