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Indwelling Catheter Related Pressure Ulcer in Groin in a Tetraplegic Patient: A Case Report

AK Joy, Th Khelendro Singh, Ngampa Sangme, AS Mohes

Citation Information : Joy A, Singh TK, Sangme N, Mohes A. Indwelling Catheter Related Pressure Ulcer in Groin in a Tetraplegic Patient: A Case Report. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2013; 24 (1):27-28.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-24-1-27

Published Online: 01-03-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Ulcer prevention and its management has been a challenge in the practice of rehabilitation medicine and more so, with the tetraplegic subjects. We herein report a case of a 42-year-old tetraplegic male, who presented with multiple pressure ulcers and atypical grade-II ulcer in the right groin due to mismanagement of indwelling urethral catheter. Groin is extremely an unusual site for ulcer and no similar case has been previously reported with an ulcer in the groin in a spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. This case highlights the importance of proper positioning of indwelling urethral catheter, its care, and prevention of medical devices related (iatrogenic) complications in patients undergoing treatment.

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