TITLE

Surgical and conservative sharp wound debridement for chronic wounds

PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Wound Practice & Research;Mar2011, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents best available evidence about the use of surgical and conservative sharp debridement of chronic wounds. It outlines the findings of a prospective study which compared the outcome of debridement and standard treatment in the management of non-healing chronic venous leg ulcers. Some of the risk factors associated with surgical/sharp debridement are outlined, including risk of post-debridement haemorrhage and risk of pain. It relates other factors for consideration in surgical debridement.
ACCESSION #
60487225

 

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