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Local hospitals get kudos for work on pressure ulcers
Sacramento Bee

Sometimes, an innovative surgery is only the first step in saving a patient. The second might be something as basic as changing their mattress material or the way they sit, to prevent the formation of a life-threatening bedsore.

Bedsores – also known as pressure ulcers – are lesions caused by unrelieved pressure, often over a part of the body where the bone lies directly beneath the skin, such as in the heel, sacrum or head.