debridement

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debridement

[dē′brīd·mənt]
(medicine)
A surgical procedure for removing lacerated, morbid, or contaminated tissue.
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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.
It reduces pain, helps reduce bleeding, promotes and accelerates cellular regeneration by replicating the natural fibroconnective template, promotes natural autolysis and autolytic debridement by rehydrating and softening necrotic tissue and eschar, protects wound bed and newly formed granulation tissue, and absorbs wound exudates.