volume 13, issue 3, P124-133 2005
DOI: 10.1590/s1413-78522005000300005
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Abstract: Prolonged tissue compression due to sitting, lying or wearing braces in a healthy person results in discomfort and pain due to local ischemia The normal protective pathways are interrupted in paraplegics, tetraplegics, or the signals are ignored in severely debilitated, elderly or chronic ill patients. The pressure sore develops in these patients. Few papers have been done in Brazil about pressure sores, despite economic problem involved with. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the epidemiology, treatmen…

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