Journal articlesManagement of a patient with a coccyx ulcer in a nursing home

Management of a patient with a coccyx ulcer in a nursing home

24/04/17 | Assessment and diagnosis, Infection, Pressure Ulcers, Products | Tessa Anders

Older people are at increased risk of developing pressure ulcers. They are also more likely to have comorbidities that increase the challenges of managing such a wound. This article reviews a complex case in which a 77-year-old woman with dementia and incontinence developed an ulcer on her coccyx. The ulcer became infected several times and proved resistant to several types of treatment before negative pressure wound therapy with Nanova™ was instigated.