Eur J Plast Surg (2015) 38:87–88 DOI 10.1007/s00238-014-1030-9 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Swim ring method—a cost-effective alternative for prevention and healing of back ulcers Kanchan Bilgi & N. Parthiban & S. Suresh Kumar & Devi Prasad Mohapatra & Pankaj Kundra & Vikram Kate Received: 8 August 2014 /Accepted: 22 October 2014 /Published online: 14 November 2014 # Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014 Sir, the bed with the swim ring beneath the lower back in such a Traumatic and pressure ulcers on the back are a challenging way that the ulcer-bearing part of the buttock lies inside the part of patient care in intensive care units. Decubitus ulcers on inner circle (free area) of the ring and the outer rim engages the the back in bedridden and orthopedically immobilised patients lower back, upper thigh and outer most part of the gluteal region (Fig. 1). Two more swim rings are kept, one underneath pose a significant challenge to the treating doctor and add great economical burden to the health-care system. It is esti- the head and shoulder and another beneath the legs to ensure mated that the incidence of pressure ulcers in hospitalised that the entire body is at the same level
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 1, 2015
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