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Wounds and contractures

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Specializes in geriatrics.

I have a question concerning contractures and wounds for example, say there is a patient that has a contracture to upper extremity and developed a fungal infection due to moisture well the area has now developed into a wound in the antecubital area, would this be considered pressure or not I was just wondering if wounds developed due to contractures in tight areas would be considered pressure have not been able to find any information. I know that pressure wounds usually develop over bony prominences but can develop inn other areas as well. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

CWONgal

Specializes in CWON - Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse. Has 12 years experience.

Sounds more like intertriginous dermatitis/candidiasis because it is within the skin fold.