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Debridement: Debridement is the removal of dead, damaged, diseased, or infected tissue (skin, muscle, nerves, etc.) in order to improve the healing process of existing tissue.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Debridement

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Debridement:

  • Burned tissue
  • Dead tissue
  • Infected tissue (e.g. necrotizing fasciitis/"flesh-eating bacteria")

Other Surgical Options: Debridement

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Debridement may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Debridement

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Debridement may include:

Procedure Complications: Debridement

Possible surgical complications of Debridement may include:

Descriptions of Debridement

Debridement: surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing
Source: WordNet 2.1

Debridement: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Debridement) include:

  • Surgical debridement

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