Debridement

Wound debridement is the most common service provided at the advanced wound center.

Debridement is the cleaning of dead and contaminated material from your wound in order to promote and aid healing. It can be done by surgical, chemical, mechanical, or autolytic (using your body’s own processes) removal.

The multiple reasons for performing a debridement:

  •  To stimulate the wound and promote cell growth and tissue granulation
  •  To remove tissue contaminated by bacteria, foreign tissue, dead cells, or crusting
  •  To create a neat wound edge to decrease scarring and speed healing
  •  To aid in the healing of very severe burns or pressure sores, also called decubitus ulcers or bed sores
  •  To get a sample of tissue for testing and diagnosis