Pressure Ulcers

A review of the surgical management of heel pressure ulcers in the 21st century

“Heel ulceration, most frequently the result of prolonged pressure because of patient immobility, can range from the trivial to the life threatening. Whilst the vast majority of heel pressure ulcers (PUs) are superficial and involve the skin (stages I and II) or underlying fat (stage III), between 10% and 20% will involve deeper tissues, either muscle, tendon or bone (stage IV).”

Source: A review of the surgical management of heel pressure ulcers in the 21st century