If left untreated
If left untreated, deep pressure ulcers can require surgery. It’s also possible for a pressure ulcer to appear relatively surface-level, when in reality it’s much deeper—this is called a “Suspected Deep Tissue Injury” (SDTI). This is dangerous because the pressure ulcer may be causing tissue or ligament damage without your knowledge.
That’s why it’s so important to seek medical attention for your pressure ulcers before they reach this stage. If you’re experiencing pressure ulcers, don’t fret; DispatchHealth is here to help. Contact us today to request care from the comfort of your home.