Immobility, combined with sitting in a wheelchair, demands a proper prophylaxis of pressure gangrene Additional incontinence in 20% of the patients increases the risk of decubital ulcers
. This requires comprehensive nursing care and physiotherapy to keep these patients mobile and to reduce their problems of immobility. Moreover, inability to climb stairs or sitting in a wheelchair leads to moving to flats with elevators and wide doors, leaving the social net, physical and psychological stress, and financial burden.
The calf drank from a bottle twice a day for a week, but then was euthanized for humane reasons (infected decubital ulcers
Chronic wounds are caused by application of sharp hooks for restraining, traumatic injury, decubital ulcers
, pressure sores due to application of chain and injuries due to sharp objects when housed in restricted floor space (Nayar et al., 2002 and Arazpa, 2004).
Herbst Cradle[TM] from Brown Medical Industries is a new ankle/foot orthosis product used for the treatment of plantar flexion and Achilles' contractures, and for prevention and healing of decubital ulcers
on the heel and malleoli.
The powder has been used to treat not only diaper rash and prickly heat, but fungal infections, dermatitis, poison ivy and decubital ulcers
, according to president Steven Rosenfeld.