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Pressure Injuries

Early-stage and late-stage pressure injuries

Pressure injuries develop when constant pressure on an area of skin reduces blood supply to the skin and nearby tissue. Pressure injuries can range from mild reddening of the skin (early stage) to severe tissue damage that extends through the skin and soft tissue and into the bone (late stage).

Current as of: March 4, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Margaret M. Doucette, DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine