Where are Bed Sores Most Likely to Form?

By Nursing Home Law Center

Where Bedsores Form

The most common places for bed sores to form are over bony areas like:

Nonetheless, bed sores can form anywhere unrelieved pressure builds on the body. Staff in nursing homes and hospitals should be aware of the areas where bed sores are particularly susceptible to develop and pay special attention to those areas when conducting assessments of patients.

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