What do Bed Sores Look Like?
By Nursing Home Law Center
An image of a bed sore (similarly characterized as: pressure sore, pressure ulcer or decubitus ulcer) on the body of a loved one can be one life’s more memorable moments. Advanced bed sores are characterized by a a significant loss of tissue in the area, exposing underlying layers of tissue, muscle and even bone. The most common areas for bed sores to develop are on a patients buttock or heels, but they can develop in any area where there is limited protective tissue and unrelieved pressure.
***Warning: Many of these photos are extremely graphic in nature and may not be suitable for younger viewers.
Bed Sore Photos: You can see video and pictures of bed sores at these websites:
- Bed Sores Pictures
- Wikipedia - File:Nekrose dekubitus01.jpg
- Visualdxhealth.com - Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers)
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