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Debridement in Denver

Wounds that don’t heal properly can be difficult to manage. When infection or necrosis (dying tissue) sets in, it may be necessary to remove the affected tissue using a process known as debridement.

At the Women’s Health Group, we use debridement to promote the healing of wounds that require additional care. Removing dead or diseased tissue allows space for healthy tissue to grow and healing to resume.

When Is Debridement Necessary?

When wounds occur, the body’s natural healing process kicks in to remove the damaged tissue and allow new, healthy tissue to grow. Sometimes, serious wounds prevent the immune system from working as it should. In these cases, debridement may be necessary.

Debridement will:

Remove harmful bacteria
Promote faster healing
Minimize scarring
Reduce the risk of complications

Types of Debridement

We offer several methods of debridement to promote healing.

The types of debridement we offer include:

  • Surgical debridement: With this procedure, your doctor will cut away nonviable tissue using surgical instruments such as a scalpel or curette. It is often done under anesthesia and allows doctors to remove diseased tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact.
  • Enzymatic debridement: Usually, your body will produce enzymes that naturally remove dead tissue. When this doesn’t happen, your doctor may choose to use a synthetic enzyme to help dissolve the tissue.
  • Mechanical debridement: Doctors use mechanical debridement to clean out a wound using moving force. There are several methods, which include hydrotherapy, using a stream of sterile saline, and wet-to-dry dressing, which uses a moist sterile bandage.

After Your Debridement

Continuing to care for your wound after a debridement is essential for complete healing. Following your doctor’s instructions will reduce your risk of infection.

If you notice symptoms of infection, please reach out to us immediately. Symptoms of a possible infection include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Redness or discoloration of the skin around the wound
  • Discharge or swelling around the wound
  • Pain that doesn’t improve after taking medication

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When you have concerns about wounds, we are here to help. Reach out to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced doctors to discuss if debridement is right for you.
What types of wounds require debridement?
Debridement is often used for wounds that are infected or have dead tissue present, such as pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and burns. It can also be used for wounds that have not healed properly due to poor circulation, such as venous leg ulcers.
What are the different methods of debridement?
There are several methods of debridement, including surgical, mechanical, autolytic, and enzymatic therapy. Surgical debridement involves physically cutting away the dead tissue, while mechanical methods use instruments such as scissors and curettes to scrape it away. Autolytic debridement uses the body's own enzymes to break down the dead tissue, and enzymatic debridement uses topical enzymes to do the same.
How is debridement performed?
The specific method used for debridement will depend on the type and location of the wound, as well as the patient's overall health. In some cases, the procedure may be done under local anesthesia, while in others, general anesthesia may be used.
How often will debridement need to be performed?
The debridement frequency will depend on the wound and the patient's healing process. Some wounds may only require debridement once, while others may require multiple procedures. The wound will be evaluated regularly to determine if further debridement is necessary.
What are the risks associated with debridement?
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks associated with debridement. These can include bleeding, infection, and pain. In rare cases, nerve or tissue damage may occur. We will carefully monitor the wound for signs of infection and weigh the risks against the procedure's potential benefits.