debridement

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debridement

[dē′brīd·mənt]
(medicine)
A surgical procedure for removing lacerated, morbid, or contaminated tissue.
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The alginate has the capacity to absorb 20 times its weight in exudates and facilitates the process of autolytic debridement. These advantages of alginates over other dressings are expected to drive the growth of alginates segment at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
Wound biologics such as granular wound beds permit autolytic debridement for the healing process.
"Opticell's gelling attributes help promote autolytic debridement and pain-free removal, two characteristics important to clinicians."
It can be accomplished in various ways, including: sharp debridement, mechanical debridement via gauze dressing changes or whirlpool, applied enzymatic agents, autolytic debridement via occlusive dressings, and biologic debridement using sterile maggots to remove necrotic tissue.
A number of tools restore the bacterial balance at the superficial wound surface, including topical treatments for autolytic debridement and moisture balance, as well as antimicrobials.