debridement

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debridement

[dē′brīd·mənt]
(medicine)
A surgical procedure for removing lacerated, morbid, or contaminated tissue.
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Efficacy of enzymatic debridement of deeply burned hands.
Enzymatic debridement refers to the use of certain enzymes (types of proteins) to liquefy necrotic (dead) tissue, thus allowing bioburden to be more easily removed from the wound.
In this case, the wound base was cleaned via autolytic and enzymatic debridement to avoid trauma to the wound bed.