M6 V03 Staging Stage 3

So now we have an example of a Stage 3 pressure injury located on a hip. Stage 3 pressure injuries have full thickness skin loss involving damage or necrosis of the subcutaneous tissue that may extend down to but not through to underlying fascia or muscle. The injury often presents as a deep crater, as in this example here, with or without undermining of the adjacent tissue. So there’s no undermining of this adjacent tissue. But you can see that it extends down through to the subcutaneous tissue on the hip.

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