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COVID-19, prone position, pressure injury, dentition, pandemic



  1. Conlon, Christopher MD
  2. Slovacek, Cedar BA
  3. Jalalabadi, Faryan MD
  4. Winocour, Sebastian MD, MSc, FACS
  5. Olorunnipa, Olushola MD, FACS


ABSTRACT: Prone positioning is recognized for its efficacy in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome related to COVID-19. Here the authors present a case of a facial pressure injury and buried dentition that occurred as a result of prolonged prone positioning in a patient who was COVID-19 positive. The patient was treated with primary closure of the injury and pressure offloading.