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Why Debridement is Needed
When You May Need Debridement
How Debridement Works
While debridement sometimes occurs naturally, most of the time a medical procedure is needed. A doctor can sometimes apply substances that will increase moisture, making it easier for the body to degrade and eliminate dead tissue from the wound. Other times, surgery will be necessary to remove any debris and dead material manually.
There are two types of manual debridement. Surgical debridement involves the use of a scalpel and forceps to remove dead tissue. Sharp debridement is similar to surgical debridement, but surgical scissors are used instead of a scalpel and forceps.