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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Debridement (Overview)

Devitalised, or dead tissue is removed from the body using a variety of techniques, including surgery, and this is called debridement.


Dr. Barbara Lavi
174 doctors shared insights

Debridement (Overview)

Devitalised, or dead tissue is removed from the body using a variety of techniques, including surgery, and this is called debridement.


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Did a torn rotator cuff require surgical repair?

Did a torn rotator cuff require surgical repair?

It depends: Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature. Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often consists of NSAIDS, injection, and physical therapy. If conservative treatment fails, operative treatment may be warranted. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon for more details. Good luck ...Read more

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Dpes meniscocapsular separation lateral meniscus require surgery ?

Dpes meniscocapsular separation lateral meniscus require surgery ?

meniscus: Usually a meniscocapsular separation require surgery to repair the meniscus back to the capsule with sutures. Alternatively, the meniscus can be removed partially or completely. ...Read more

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Arthroscopic surgery meniscectomy possible?

Arthroscopic surgery meniscectomy possible?

Yes it is possible: It is very routine surgery to do that. ...Read more

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Do dog bite puncture wounds require antibiotic prophylaxis?

Do dog bite puncture wounds require antibiotic prophylaxis?

Depends: Most puncture wounds can harbor servere infection. All humans and cats puncture wounds do require antibiotic prophylaxis. After thorough irrigation and wound debridement .In dogs depends if patient is immunocompromised, and if wound is on hands , feet, face. Dog bite from unknown dog , deep and as above locations after irrigation and provide cleanse require prophylactic antibiotic and Td shot. ...Read more

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S/P rotator cuff debride/AC joint decomp.: 7/14. Not improving w/wkly PT and cortisone inject. MRI arthrogram 2 Dec.= 8x6mm Supraspina tear. Surgery?

S/P rotator cuff debride/AC joint decomp.: 7/14. Not improving w/wkly PT and cortisone inject. MRI arthrogram 2 Dec.= 8x6mm Supraspina tear. Surgery?

Usually if >50%: If the tear measures over 50% of the width of the tendon your Dr. will most likely recommend surgery. You can try PT but pain can limit the effectiveness. ...Read more

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Full mouth debridement vs deep cleaning, what's the difference?

Full mouth debridement vs deep cleaning, what's the difference?

Big difference.: Deep cleaning is scaling and root planning, which is treatment for gum disease with pockets deeper than 3-4mm. It takes more than one visit and costs considerably more. When indicated, it is absolutely necessary. Full mouth debridement is usually when someone hasn't had a cleaning in a while and during the initial hygiene visit, the tartar above the gum line is removed. Srp may be required next. ...Read more

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How much does arthroscopic surgery (lavage and debridement) cost ?

Relative: It all depends on your insurance plan (or lack thereof). Every surgery involves fees for the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, the operating room, and any medications or disposable equipment needed for the surgery. ...Read more

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Does a granuloma caused by dissolvable sutures require surgical removal?

Likely yes: Depends - anytime the suture is exposed and within an infected granuloma, it is best to remove it as the half life of the current day dissolvable sutures is quite long. ...Read more

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Infection on an open wound. Staph?

Infection on an open wound. Staph?

Have to culture: An infection arises when bacteria (most often) or fungus overwhelm the body's ability to control it. An open wound is not always infected but can be holding bacteria (colonized). The organism is identified through deep culture of the wound ...Read more

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Should a torn meniscus heal without laser surgery?

Should a torn meniscus heal without laser surgery?

Depends on: Depending on how bad the tear is, prolotherapy done properly can make many tron cartilage areas heal completely. Visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for info on prolotherapy and to find a doctor who does it. ...Read more

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What are professional wound cleaning techniques?

What are professional wound cleaning techniques?

Depends: As a surgeon who sees some wounds, i would begin with just plain soap and water. Sometimes if there is debris or sticky material in the wound it may need to be removed. This can be done with heavy wipeing with a cloth or gauze or may need to be rmeoved with scissors or a scalpel. Alcohol and peroxide are good with the first washing but should be avoided after that. ...Read more

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Revision rotator cuff surgery failed w/complete full-thickness infra tear w/1.5cm retraction.All 3 other tendon intact. Can get cuff tear arthropathy?

Revision rotator cuff surgery failed w/complete full-thickness infra tear w/1.5cm retraction.All 3 other tendon intact. Can get cuff tear arthropathy?

Frozen Shoulder: You are at high risk of developing a frozen shoulder if the revision of a full thickness tear of the conjoint tendon of the rotator cuff failed. I hope you are in physical therapy and have a set of low cost safe resistance bands at home to reduce impingement. By the way, the three main muscles of the rotator cuff are supraspinatus, infraspinatus and Teres minor. They insert via a common tendo ...Read more

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Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary. ...Read more

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Does a medial retinacular tear require surgery?

Does a medial retinacular tear require surgery?

Not usually: An isolated medial retinacular tear of the knee does necessarily require surgery/ thorough evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon will determine your specific needs, however. ...Read more

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How will recurring ac joint osteoarthrosis and impingiment (after arthroscopic cleaning and/or ac decompression and resection) be treated?

How will recurring ac joint osteoarthrosis and impingiment (after arthroscopic cleaning and/or ac decompression and resection) be treated?

Resection: Well, to have arthrosis from the AC joint means the joint must, by definition exist. So resection of the distal clavicle essentially eliminates the existence of the AC joint and as such arthrosis in that joint can not recur. Resection should be a permanent solution if surgery done correctly. ...Read more