2. Where do pressure sores commonly occur?

Pressure sores are most commonly found where skin covers bone without much tissue between, such as the heels, elbows, back, and hips. For people who spend prolonged periods of time in a wheelchair, pressure sores commonly develop on the tailbone, shoulders, spine, and the back of the legs. For people who spend prolonged periods of time in a bed, pressure sores may develop on the back of the head, shoulders, hip, lower back, tailbone, heels, and ankles.


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