Debridement is the removal of unhealthy tissue from a wound to promote healing. It can be done by surgical, chemical, mechanical removal of the tissue.
Debridement is used to clean dead and contaminated material from your wound to aid in healing. The procedure is most often done for the following reasons:
- To remove tissue contaminated by bacteria, foreign tissue, dead cells, or crusting
- To create a neat wound edge to decrease scarring
- To aid in the healing of wounds
- To get a sample of tissue for testing and diagnosis