FEATURES: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONSThe Incidence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Pressure UlcersBuck, Donald W. II MD; Goucher, Haley BS; Lewis, Victor L. Jr MDAuthor Information Donald W. Buck II, MD, is Resident Surgeon; Haley Goucher, BS, is a Medical Student; and Victor L. Lewis Jr, MD, is Clinical Professor of Surgery; all in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article. The authors’ work was originally presented at the 49th Annual Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons meeting, May 15, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois, where it was awarded first place for Best Clinical Paper. Submitted June 20, 2011; accepted in revised form January 13, 2012. Advances in Skin & Wound Care: November 2012 - Volume 25 - Issue 11 - p 509-512 doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000422627.63148.af Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief Colonization of chronic wounds with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus continues to be an important healthcare concern. Aside from the morbidity associated with infections, colonization alone can contribute to outbreaks at long-term-care facilities and within hospitals. Despite the prevalence of pressure ulcers, the incidence of S aureus in these chronic wounds is unknown. In this article, the authors investigate the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in 115 consecutive PrUs at a single institution. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.