In addition to bed rest, is there something else that can be done for a stage 3 pressure sore?

Have been battling this since July. The sore itself has gotten smaller however, the tunnel that developed is deeper. He has been getting bed rest but how much is required and is there something else that could be done to stop the deepening before it reaches the bone? He is a paraplegic.

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Adequate nutrition and off-loading are very important in helping pressure wounds heal. Increase your protein intake. Turn side to side while in bed to relieve pressure from the tail bone. If there is a tunnel, the wound will probably need to be packed with a wound dressing. I recommend you see a wound specialist.

Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga (View Profile)

Adequate nutrition and off-loading are very important in helping pressure wounds heal. Increase your protein intake. Turn side to side while in bed to relieve pressure from the tail bone. If there is a tunnel, the wound will probably need to be packed with a wound dressing. I recommend you see a wound specialist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

Published on May 20, 2016

The first thing is to relive the pressure to the wound. Second would be to see a wound specialist and possibly undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help facilitate healing.

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Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

The first thing is to relive the pressure to the wound. Second would be to see a wound specialist and possibly undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help facilitate healing.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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