Debridement of a Wound, Infection, or Burn
Debridement is the removal of unhealthy tissue from a wound to promote healing. It can be done by surgical, chemical, mechanical, or autolytic (using your body's own processes) removal of the tissue.
Surgical Debridement of Lower Leg Wound
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Debridement is used to clean dead and contaminated material from your wound to aid in healing. The procedure is most often done for the following reasons:
Last reviewedOctober 2012by Peter Lucas, MD
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