At stage 3 a bedsore gets worse and extends into the tissue beneath the skin. The sore opens and begins forming a small crater. Fat may show in the sore, but not muscle, tendon, or bone. It is extremely painful and can be difficult to heal without the proper treatment.

The alternating pressure mattress systems listed in this section are the most popular models used to heal stage 3 bed sores in our hospital, nursing home, and home health care accounts. These alternating pressure mattresses are designed for long term care  and include the best features on the market today for healing and pain management. Each system can be placed directly over top of a standard hospital bed frame or twin sized box spring. They operate using digital whisper quiet pumps that are user friendly and offer superior pressure relief. These alternating pressure mattress systems are the best in their class and include features such as adjustable cycle times, 10 zone comfort controls, audible low pressure alarms, and remain inflated in the event of power failure. These alternating mattresses are the top choices of our customers and wound care nurses. The first choice for healing and long term prevention of pressure ulcers.