The following images are of skin damage and wounds caused by friction and/or unrelieved external pressure. Generally known as 'Pressure Ulcers' or 'Pressure Sores' the wounds shown in the pictures vary in severity. Some exhibit only minor skin damage, whilst others contain areas of extensive tissue loss, often with undermining. Some wounds are clean, showing evidence of healing, others contain significant amounts of slough or necrotic tissue.
These images may be freely reproduced subject to certain conditions
For information on the treatment options available for these, and all other wound types, why not take a moment to review 'Surgical Dressings and Wound Management' . This comprehensive publication, contains a uniquely detailed account of all aspects of the development, structure and clinical performance of all types wound dressings, including alginate dressings, hydrogel dressings, foam dressings, hydrocolloid dressings and other forms occlusive dressings used to treat open wounds. It also provides an introduction to the mechanisms of wound healing and contains advice wound assessment procedures to identify the various stages of healing to faciliate the process of dressing selection.
Fully illustrated throughout, it is available in both printed and electronic form and has been described by Dr. Diane L. Krasner, Wound & Skin Care Consultant, York, PA, USA as a 'must-have' for anyone involved with
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