debridement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n debridement surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n debridement In surgery, a loosing or unbridling by cutting the soft parts, as around a wound or an abscess, to permit the passage of pus, or for the removal of a stricture or an obstacle of any kind.
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Usage

In literature:

Carefully Dal began debriding the damaged outer layers.
"Star Surgeon" by Alan Nourse
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In news:

Half the patients had their wounds debrided with a scalpel three times a week for two weeks.
Misonix Announces Entry Into Surgical Wound Debridement .
In addition to improving debridement, these innovative advances have greatly increased our potential to safely and actively disinfect even the most anatomically complex spaces.
Lewis Yocum removed the cyst from the shoulder and performed a minor minor labral debridement (clean-up of some fraying).
Thorough chemo-mechanical debridement of root canal systems is critical for successful endodontic treatment.
YAG Laser for 3-Dimensional Debridement of Canal Systems: Use of Photon- Induced Photoacoustic Streaming.
I know this is probably going to vary by many factors but can anyone tell me the usual frequency of debridment on a pressure ulcer.
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