Pictures Of Pressure Sores

Identifying bedsores (also called bed sores, pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcersin their early stages is of great importance.  Bedsores that are properly treated early can prevent the health complications that can arise if bedsores are not quickly and properly treated.  Some of these health complications can include:

  • Sepsis infection
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Weakened immune system
  • Obstructed blood flow
  • Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) (autonomic hyperreflexia)
  • Gangrene
  • Anemia
  • Seromas
  • Cancer

As well, in some cases, bedsores and their health complications can lead to death.

For those unaware of what bedsores look like, The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) site displays a variety of pressure sores images.  Please note that many of these images are graphic and may be disturbing in nature.

Among the images that can be seen among the images are the following:

  • Ankle pressure sore, Stage IV
  • Buttocks pressure sore, Stage I
  • Buttocks pressure sore, Stage II
  • Ear pressure sore, Stage III
  • Elbow pressure sore, Stage III
  • Finger pressure sore, Stage IV
  • Foot pressure sore, Stage IV
  • Heal pressure sore, Stage I
  • Heal pressure sore, Stage III
  • Hip pressure sore, Stage III
  • Hip pressure sore, Stage IV
  • Knee pressure sore, Stage III
  • Knee pressure sore, Stage IV
  • Sacral Coccyx pressure sore, Stage IV
  • Wrist pressure sore, Stage IV

These images of bedsores serve to illustrate what bedsores look like, as well as indicate that bedsores can form in a variety of areas – and vary in severity.

Click here to see a picture of an ankle pressure sore, Stage III.