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Pressure Sores: Stages of Pressure Sores

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Pressure Ulcers are categorised into 4 stages of severity:

Grade 1 – reddened skin which persists for more than 30 minutes after pressure has been relieved.
Grade 2 – superficial skin damage. May present as a blister or as an abrasion.
Grade 3 – full thickness skin loss not extending to bone or muscle. This grade is not usually painful.
Grade 4 – full thickness skin loss with extensive tissue damage through muscle and bone.

Grade 1

Grade 2


Grade 3


Grade 4

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