debridement

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debridement

[dē′brīd·mənt]
(medicine)
A surgical procedure for removing lacerated, morbid, or contaminated tissue.
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Our department tactics for management of patients with lower extremity necrotic suppurative lesions included: diabetes mellitus compensation; combined medical treatment; complete unloading of the extremity; arterial blood flow restoration (transluminal balloon angioplasty and stenting of lower extremity's vessels); sharp debridement of a suppurative focus; reconstructive closure of wounds.
The evidence in support of the benefit of sharp debridement indicates that healing is more likely with more extensive debridement.
A combination of sharp debridement, pulsed lavage and patient education along with meticulous examination may allow faster return to function.