I had resident with decub on ankle. Resident also had had surgery in past and had hardware in this foot and leg. About a week after area began, hardware was showing through. Resident was sent to see surgeon who removed hardware. What stage should this wound be put as. Surgeon also told family that the screw was completely out of plate on outer ankle and that had caused the sore to occur in first place.
Yep....not pressure ulcer. Think of heels, coccyx....anything that can rest on a surface long term is "pressure".
Last edit by suebird3 on Mar 10, '06