Pressure Injury

Year: 2016
As Machado-Joseph Disease (MJD) progresses, the ataxia makes it difficult to walk, rendering the person progressively less mobile until they are wheelchair bound. The less mobile or immobile person is more prone to skin issues, including pressure injury (ulcer) (Keyes). Other MJD associated symptoms, such as incontinence, compromised nutrition, and pain, further increase the pressure injury risk. This medical protocol outlines the symptoms associated with pressure injuries and their prevalence, assessment and treatment.