Debridement is a procedure to remove unwanted tissue. Unwanted tissue can be necrotic (dead), proud flesh and / or fatty tissue. There are several types of debridement procedures and they include:
Nonsurgical debridement – using medication and or soft dressings to debride unwanted tissue.
Sharps debridement – using forceps, scissors and / or scalpel to remove unwanted tissue.
Autolytic debridement – dressing that provides non – breathable closure over the wound allowing temperature and moisture to remove unwanted tissue.
Surgical debridement – sedated or non-sedated sharp debridement either superficial or deep tissue.
Debridement type is up to your wound care provider, physician and you. Wound debridement is necessary for wound progression and healing. Each provider is different in the type of debridement used in the healing process. Our team has a consistent approach to choosing debridement type that includes:
- Pain tolerance
- Size of the area needing debridement
- How easy or difficult the unwanted tissue is to remove
Tissue debridement is necessary for all wound progression and healing.
Call our office for an immediate appointment at 405-265-2255. Fax: 265-2215
Yukon Wound Care and Rehabilitation
1602 Health Center Pkwy Bldg 1100. Yukon, OK, 73099-7752
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