Bedsore; Decubitus ulcer
Definition of Pressure ulcer
A pressure ulcer is an area of skin that breaks down when constant pressure is placed against the skin.
A pressure ulcer starts as reddened skin that gets worse over time. It forms a blister, then an open sore, and finally a crater.
Richard J. Moskowitz, MD, Private Practice, Mineola, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/22/2010