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Debridement Resource Center

Background Wound bed preparation is the management of a wound in order to accelerate endogenous healing or to facilitate the effectiveness of other therapeutic measures.1 To effect wound bed preparation, it is necessary to debride necrotic…


The term ______ has been frequently used to describe dead or devitalized tissue, excess exudate, and high levels of bacteria found on the surface of many chronic, non-healing wounds.

A. Tissue failure

B. Non viable tissue

C. Necrotic burden

D. Devitalized Tissue


Original Research
This post hoc analysis evaluates the association between the frequency of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) debridement and the proportion of ulcers treated with active…
Issue Content
Information regarding coding, coverage, and payment is provided as a service to our readers. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. However, HMP and the author…
Original Research
This study aims to determine if antibiotic-impregnated CAS beads improved the healing of neuropathic foot ulcers with proven osteomyelitis undergoing surgical…
Wound Care Q&A
While advanced modalities receive a fair amount of hype, proper debridement remains a fundamental cornerstone of wound care and closure. Accordingly, these expert…
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