Ressure sores are formed due to prolonged pressure on areas of skin badsoreswhich get compressed between the bed and the bony prominences. This can occur in debilitated patients, unconscious patients or patients with injuries to spine with quadriplegia or paraplegia who are unable to move by themselves to relieve the pressure.

Plastic Surgery can help in the healing of the wounds in these patients by designing various flaps which involves moving the surrounding skin and filling up these wounds. This helps the wounds to heal faster and rehabilitate the patients earlier.