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What Causes Pressure Ulcers: Pressure and Sliding

What Does Pressure Do to Your Body? Pressure + Time = Pressure Ulcer! Taking Pressure Off Your Skin Sliding Is a Problem, Too Booklets About Taking Care Of Your Skin Mitch Talks About Taking Pressure Off If You Use the Internet... Show All Read in more detail about this subject

What Causes Pressure Ulcers: Pressure and Sliding

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Pressure is the biggest cause of pressure ulcers!

Many things can cause a pressure ulcer (which is what a doctor or nurse calls a pressure sore or bedsore). What is the biggest cause? Pressure!