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Keywords

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

 

Authors

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

Abstract

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.