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Pressure ulcers in orthopaedics.
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PMID:  20810938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Pressure ulcers can be a devastating complication in the care of orthopaedic patients. Their presence leads to increased morbidity, mortality, and cost of care. Therapy and rehabilitation cannot progress on a normal postoperative course in the patient with a pressure ulcer. Risk factors for the development of pressure ulcers include spinal cord injury, advanced age, and cognitive impairment. Several grading scales have been developed for the assessment of pressure ulcer. Frequent patient turning, close monitoring, and frequent skin checks are important factors in the prevention of pressure ulcer.
D Trey Remaley; Todd Jaeblon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1067-151X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Acad Orthop Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417468     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Orthop Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  568-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH, USA.
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