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- by SaraO'Hara Feb 29, '08In class yesterday, we were given photographs of wounds and told to write treatment plans. One was a stage IV pressure ulcer to the sacrum, with "periwound skin showing signs of deep tissue injury."
Does deep tissue injury imply that the tissue around the wound may, despite intact (albeit purplish) appearance, be in fact damaged enough to present as an advanced pressure ulcer after, say, sharp debridement?
- Mar 2, '08 by sharlynnYes. Usually, if the skin is intact, it will be a Stage III or IV when it does open- at least in my experience.