Are all “Sores” Considered to be “Bed Sores?”

By Nursing Home Law Center

Bedsores and Sores

No. Wounds, ulcers and sores can develop from a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions. Patients may develop sores on their body due to a variety of factors including: trauma, poor circulation, and diabetic neuropathy. Sometimes people confuse these ‘other’ types of sores as a bed sore (or pressure sore, pressure ulcer, decubitus ulcer)– they are not. In addition to a unique appearance, bed sores develop due to prolonged pressure that goes unrelieved.

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