Debridement of a Wound, Infection, or Burn
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Debridement of a Wound, Infection, or Burn Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

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:

  • To remove tissue contaminated by bacteria, foreign tissue, dead cells, or crusting
  • To create a neat wound edge to decrease scarring
  • To aid in the healing of very severe burns or pressure sores (decubitus ulcers)
  • To get a sample of tissue for testing and diagnosis


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