Decubitus Ulcer Formation

  • Decubitus ulcers are common in debilitated patients, particularly the aged.
  • Most decubitus patients have thin skin with thin subcutaneous tissue, but poorly-vascularized fatty tissue can also predispose a vulnerable patient to develop these lesions.
  • The stages are similar to those of burns, although decubiti are caused by pressure rather than temperature. Stage IV decubiti are full-thickness defects and are characterized by undermining; they are frequently larger beneath the skin than on the surface.
  • In a debilitated patient, decubiti can form in as little as 15 minutes. Healing is difficult, usually due to widespread vascular disease, nutritional deficits and diabetes.

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