debridement

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debridement

[dē′brīd·mənt]
(medicine)
A surgical procedure for removing lacerated, morbid, or contaminated tissue.
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Purilon[TM] Gel has a higher viscosity than other hydrogels and superior hydrating ability, allowing it to maintain proper wound contact essential to providing a moist wound environment necessary for autolytic debridement.
Woun'Dres promotes autolytic debridement by rehydrating and softening necrotic tissue.
The healing process consists of three phases: 1) inflammation, during which macrophages assist in autolytic debridement, the removal of dead cells and tissue debris from the wound site; 2) proliferation, in which macrophages stimulate the production and activity of fibroblasts, cells responsible for the production of materials essential to healing such as collagen; and 3) maturation, when fibroblast proliferation promotes multiplication and growth of skin cells through chemical messengers such as fibroblast growth factor and macrophage-derived growth factor.
Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County, "As a clinician, I have used Biafine Wound Dressing Emulsion for a wide range of wounds and find that it provides the conditioning necessary for proper wound healing: a moist environment, the recruitment of macrophages, and it is great for autolytic debridement.