Surgical and conservative sharp wound debridement for chronic wounds

March 2011
Wound Practice & Research;Mar2011, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p29
Academic Journal
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.


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