Pressure SoresPressure Sores, also known as Pressure Ulcers and Bedsores
What are pressure sores?
Pressure sores, also known as bed sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, can develop in any patient who spends too long sitting or lying in one position.
How are the ulcers caused?
The ulcers occur because the pressure prevents blood from flowing normally, leading cells to die and skin to break down. Sores can occur in any area of the body, whether that’s a bony or cartilaginous area. However, most commonly affected are the ankles, knees, elbows and sacrum – a triangular bone which sits at the base of the spine, upper and back area of the pelvic cavity (acting as a wedge between the two hip bones).
If you would like to find out more about pressure sores, then please read our guidance on:
Claiming For Pressure Sores
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If you are unsure if you have a claim for your or your loved one’s pressure sores, then call our team for free, no obligation advice on making a claim. They will ask you some simple questions about the level of care you or your loved one received and will be able to tell you if you have a claim or not. Call 24/7 0800 122 3130.
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