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Pressure Injuries/Bedsores
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Welcome to Wound and Burn Centers of America, where we specialize in comprehensive wound healing services. Led by Dr. Hajhosseini, a world-renowned physician and wound healing specialist, our organization is dedicated to providing advanced treatments for pressure injuries/bedsores in Los Angeles. From innovative techniques to regenerative medicine, we offer a range of cutting-edge therapies tailored to each patient’s needs. Several of these innovative treatments and products were developed at our centers and are currently only available specifically at our centers. Trust us to heal your pressure injuries with compassion, expertise, and unwavering commitment.

About Pressure Injuries

Pressure injuries, also known as pressure ulcers, pressure sores, or bedsores, are injuries that occur when prolonged pressure is exerted on the skin, leading to damage in the underlying tissues. These injuries commonly affect individuals who are bedridden, immobile or have limited mobility. Factors such as friction, moisture, and traction can exacerbate the development of pressure injuries. At Wound and Burn Centers of America, we understand the complexity of pressure injuries and provide specialized care to promote healing and prevent complications.

Signs & Symptoms Of Pressure Injuries/Bedsores:

  • Red or pink discoloration of the skin
  • Skin that feels warm or cool to the touch
  • Swelling or changes in skin texture
  • Tender or painful areas
  • Areas of skin that appear shiny
  • Areas of skin that appear tight
  • Changes in skin sensation or feeling
  • Loss of skin in the affected area
  • Blisters or open sores
  • Drainage from open wounds

For less common symptoms of bedsores, pressure injuries, and pressure sores in Los Angeles, contact our office.

Diverse healing solutions for bedsores, pressure sores and pressure injuries in Los Angeles.

Our Approach To Pressure Injury Treatment

Wound and Burn Centers of America employs a multidimensional approach to treat pressure injuries/bedsores/pressure sores. Our personalized management guidelines have been practiced and perfected by our own team to create an innovative and comprehensive treatment for patients. Our treatment protocols comprise a range of fundamental wound-healing measures, including pressure redistribution, frequent repositioning to relieve pressure, negative pressure wound therapy, debridement to remove dead skin and tissue, infection control, and an ideal wound environment to optimize healing.

We also harness innovative technologies and exclusive products tailored to address challenging wounds, some of which were specifically developed at our centers, and are only available there.

Our advanced measures may involve Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, laser therapy, bioengineered skin and soft tissue substitutes, non-surgical skin grafting, growth factor-based therapies, and stem cell therapies. For patients who may benefit from surgical tissue coverage (flaps), we collaborate closely with our leading plastic and reconstructive surgery colleagues who specialize in this field.

Regular, weekly follow-up appointments and continuous reassessments are integral to our approach to the resolution of bedsores, pressure sores, and pressure injuries in Los Angeles. This ensures we closely monitor the progress of healing, make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan, and provide ongoing support to our patients. We ensure the best possible outcomes by combining evidence-based practices and cutting-edge technologies.

Pressure Injuries FAQs

What are other names for pressure injuries?

Pressure injuries are also called pressure ulcers, pressure sores, pressure wounds, decubitus ulcers, and bedsores. Contact us right away at the first signs of any symptoms of pressure injuries, pressure sores or bedsores.

What is a pressure injury/pressure sore?

A pressure injury or pressure sore, is an injury that occurs when there is prolonged pressure on the skin, leading to damage to the underlying tissues. These injuries affect the skin and the tissues beneath it, typically arising due to sustained pressure on specific areas of the body.

Why are they called bedsores or pressure sores?

Pressure injuries are commonly referred to as “bedsores” or “pressure sores” because they often develop in individuals who remain in one position for extended periods, such as those confined to a bed or wheelchair. The sustained pressure on specific areas of the body restricts blood flow, leading to tissue damage. The terms “bedsore” and “pressure sore” directly reflect the primary cause of these injuries. For bedsores in Los Angeles, we are equipped to provide swift and effective treatment.

Which patients are at the highest risk for bedsores and pressure sores?

Individuals with prolonged immobility are at the highest risk for bedsores. This includes those confined to beds or wheelchairs due to illness, surgery, or injury. Elderly patients with thinner skin, people with nerve damage or spinal cord injuries, and those with medical conditions affecting blood flow, such as diabetes or vascular diseases, are also more susceptible to bedsores, pressure injuries, and pressure sores.

What causes bedsores?

Bedsores are caused by prolonged, unrelieved pressure on the skin, which restricts blood flow to the affected area. Factors such as friction, moisture, and traction can contribute to developing pressure injuries. Friction occurs when the skin rubs against clothing or bedding, and moisture and traction (pulling on the skin) can exacerbate the condition.

Imagery of the cause of bedsores in Los Angeles, prior to treatment.
Visual pictures of the positions and points that may cause pressure sores in Los Angeles, requiring treatment.

Who is at risk for pressure injuries?

Pressure injuries/pressure sores can occur in individuals who are bedridden, immobile for extended periods, unconscious or have medical conditions that limit their ability to change positions. Those who use wheelchairs, cannot sense pain, or wear casts for long periods are also at risk.

What happens if a pressure sore is left untreated?

If left untreated, a pressure sore can lead to severe consequences. Infections stemming from the sore can penetrate joints and bones, potentially causing sepsis, limb loss, or even fatalities. Prompt treatment and care are crucial to prevent complications and ensure optimal outcomes in the resolution of pressure sores in Los Angeles.

Imagery for diabetic wounds in Los Angeles.

What are the different stages of pressure injuries?

In this stage, the affected skin may appear red or pink, indicating early signs of tissue damage. However, there is no open wound present yet. Individuals with darker skin may find it challenging to detect color changes, making regular skin assessments crucial. It is essential to address Stage 1 pressure injuries promptly to prevent further progression and complications.

At this stage, a shallow wound starts to develop. The affected area may have a pink or red base and show signs of skin loss, such as abrasions or blisters.

In stage 3, the wound becomes more pronounced and extends through the full thickness of the skin. The damage reaches the underlying fatty layer beneath the skin. This stage may involve a deeper wound with visible tissue loss and an increased risk of infection.

The most severe stage involves a deep wound that penetrates through the skin and underlying tissues, exposing muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, joints, or even bones. The wound is at high risk for infection and requires immediate medical attention. If you or a loved one has experienced pressure injuries in Los Angeles, contact us immediately.

Prevention Tips for Bedsores & Pressure Sores:

  • Shift positions every 1-2 hours when in bed.
  • Change sitting position every 15-30 minutes if in a wheelchair.
  • Invest in pressure-relieving mattresses, overlays, and cushions.
  • Consider using specialized wheelchair cushions for added support.
  • Check skin daily for early signs of redness or discoloration.
  • Pay special attention to bony areas like heels, elbows, and hips.
  • Avoid hot water and harsh soaps that can dry out the skin.
  • Consume a balanced diet rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Use satin sheets or wear silky clothing to reduce friction when moving.
  • Change wet or soiled clothing and bedding promptly.
  • Participate in gentle exercises to improve circulation.

Why Choose Wound and Burn Centers of America
for Pressure Injury Treatment?

Wound and Burn Centers of America is the premier destination for pressure injury treatment. As the ultimate authority in this field, we have spearheaded the development of widely adopted management guidelines. Our groundbreaking research on pressure injuries has been published in the prestigious Annals of Surgery, the world’s most reputable surgical journal, and it serves as a reference in academic institutions worldwide. To resolve any aspect of pressure injuries or bedsores in Los Angeles, contact us today. By choosing us, you gain access to unparalleled expertise, innovative technologies, and personalized care. Take the first step toward healing by scheduling an appointment today.

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