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Medical Perspective

Posted by Stephen Playford on

A Medical Practitioner's Perspective Pressure Ulcers on the Increase One of my dear, elderly patients was recently discharged from a teaching hospital after undergoing surgery to repair a hernia. The discharge summary claims the operation was a complete success but notes that "the patient developed heel ulcers during convalescence" which will be "looked after by the community nurses". During my 30 years in general practice, I have witnessed the increasing technical sophistication of hospital care, but I still despair when I see my patients develop stage 4 pressure ulcers on their heels. Sadly, my patients are developing pressure ulcers far...

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