Diagnosis Code 707.20
Information for Medical Professionals
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- On examination - Left diabetic foot - ulcerated
- Pressure ulcer of buttock
- Pressure ulcer of ear
- Pressure ulcer of head
- Pressure ulcer of malleolus
- Pressure ulcer of sacral region
- Pressure ulcer of shoulder
- Pressure-induced dermatosis
- Trophic ulcer of uterine cervix
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 707.20 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
- pressure 707.00
- unspecified (healing) 707.20
- pressure 707.00
Information for Patients
Also called: Bed sores, Decubitus ulcers, Pressure ulcers
Pressure sores are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for too long. They commonly form where your bones are close to your skin, such as your ankles, back, elbows, heels and hips. You are at risk if you are bedridden, use a wheelchair, or are unable to change your position. Pressure sores can cause serious infections, some of which are life-threatening. They can be a problem for people in nursing homes.
You can prevent the sores by
- Keeping skin clean and dry
- Changing position every two hours
- Using pillows and products that relieve pressure
Pressure sores have a variety of treatments. Advanced sores are slow to heal, so early treatment is best.
- How to care for pressure sores
- Pressure ulcer
- Preventing pressure ulcers