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The main emphasis on any consideration of bedsores is properly on their prevention. All too often skin breakdown occurs with subsequent complications of local infection, anemia, protein depletion, osteomyelitis, and septicemia. Surgical treatment of the ulcerated areas becomes lifesaving. This brief book on the surgical management of bedsores is helpful to all dealing with chronically ill patients in that discussions of etiology, local pathology, tissue repair, and local nonsurgical treatment are included. Definitive closure of bedsores at the first sign of spontaneous healing frequently saves the patient months of treatment and permits a program of rehabilitation to proceed without further
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Bedsores.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;68:1382. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-6-1382_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(6):1382.
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