ROBERTO A. PENNE-CASANOVA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ROBERTO A. PENNE-CASANOVA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Sacral pressure ulcer unstageable prior to debridement. The removal of dead, damaged, or infected tissue improves the healing potential of the remaining healthy tissue. An unstageable ulcer, due to full thickness tissue loss in which the base of the ulcer is covered by slough and/or eschar in the wound bed. Until this material is removed the true nature or stage of the wound cannot be determined.
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