Decubitus Ulcers

Decubitus ulcers (also known as pressure sores) are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for too long. They often appear on the ankles, back, elbows, heels and hips.

Programs + Services


Clinical Nutrition

The Division of Clinical Nutrition at Tufts Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient nutritional services.
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Medical Dermatology Clinic

The Medical Dermatology Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston evaluates and manages a broad range of dermatologic conditions that require medical care, including acne, warts, and more. Learn more and request an appointment.
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Center for Vascular, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine

The Center for Vascular, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Tufts MC in Boston treats wounds that won't heal including diabetic foot ulcers and venous stasis.
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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

Quality + Safety

A world-class teaching hospital shouldn't make you feel small. At Tufts Medical Center the patient is at the center of everything that we do. This means we're committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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200 Years of Caring for the Community

Tufts Medical Center has been taking care of Boston and the surrounding community for more than 200 years.

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