Debridement involves the removal of diseased, infection, damaged, or dead tissues, such as nerves, muscle and skin. This improves the healing process of existing tissue.
Also Known As:
- Surgical debridement
- Tissue removal
- Infected tissue surgery
Conditions Treated with Debridement:
Debridement may be performed in cases of dead, infected and burned tissue.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to debridement. Amputation is a surgical alternative to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Debridement:
Debridement is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Debridement:
Possible risks following debridement include bleeding, infection, extensive scarring, death and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.