Prone, supine, lateral decubitus: meaning, position and injuries – Emergency Live International


The word ‘decubitus’ is also used in reference to objects: for example, the transurethral bladder catheter may decubitate, i.e. it may cause an ulcer along the walls of the urethra on which it rests.
Active decubitus can be
Decubitus is also, by contraction, the decubitus sore, which is an incorrect term, since we should speak of an ulcer, or more generally of a pressure lesion, which appears in the points subject to greater compression (therefore, subject to ischaemia) in those who are bedridden for a long time, or in any case in positions that determine continuous pressure on the points where there are bony prominences.
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