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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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. Daniel Saurborn
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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What is the definition or description of: debridement?

What is the definition or description of: debridement?

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

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How long does sensitivity last after debridement?

How long does sensitivity last after debridement?

Where: Debridements are possible nearly anywhere on the body and therefore the expectations vary. ...Read more

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What's the difference between debridement and a root scaling?

What's the difference between debridement and a root scaling?

General vs specific.: Root scaling is a process whereby built up plaque is scraped of with a fine tool from the enamel of the tooth, generally by a dental hygienist, or dentist. Debridement is a general term for surgically cleaning of a any wound, any place in the body at all levels of skin. For example, there are 4 stages of pressure sores: stage i-4, depending on the depth (3 goes to mm, 4 to bone). Deep ones-debride. ...Read more

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What is the difference between surgical and sharp debridement?

What is the difference between surgical and sharp debridement?

Semantics: Debridement is the removal of dead, damaged or diseased tissue from a wound. It can be done in several ways. If you use a knife, this is "sharp" debridement, which is often done in a surgical setting, making it surgical debridement. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between debridement and root scaling?

Please advise what is the difference between debridement and root scaling?

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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I had Achilles debridement w?

I had Achilles debridement w?

Achilles: What was the reson for debriedment? Don't understand your question. ...Read more

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What is an eye corneal debridement?

What is an eye corneal debridement?

Removal: Of dirty, loose or contaminated tissue from the cornea. ...Read more

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Why re investigate an achilles debridement?

Why re investigate an achilles debridement?

That is an answer 4-: -your surgeon. If not satisfied seek a second opinion. That's my advice. ...Read more

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What is debridement and what would prompt a dentist to recommend it?

What is debridement and what would prompt a dentist to recommend it?

Surgical cleaning up: See prior answer regarding debridement in general, regardless of where in body. In oral cavity, debridement would be recommended if any area was very infected, macerated, extensively built up plaque. Ask the dentist why it has to be done, what is the process that it involved, and how much does it cost. ...Read more

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How difficult is a tfcc debridement with an ulna shortening to recover from?

How difficult is a tfcc debridement with an ulna shortening to recover from?

With the: Proper physical therapy. recovery should not be difficult...your pain and limitation of function is actually being IMPROVED by this surgery and movement should be a lot easier! Remember NO PAIN=NO GAIN!

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I have a debridement and a washout and exploration to the tendon of my pinky and today I remove the stiches and the wound reopen what shude I do?

I have a debridement and a washout and exploration to the tendon of my pinky and today I remove the stiches and the wound reopen what shude I do?

Surgical site opens: Best to see the physician who performed the procedure. And, unless instructed, best to let the person (or colleague)who performed the procedure, remove the sutures.In the meantime keep the site clean and try to be seen asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had 8 stiches after debridement of a wound. Today after 72hrs I found literally 3 dros of blood on the dressing. O don't know abt previous bleeding A?

I had 8 stiches after debridement of a wound. Today after 72hrs I found literally 3 dros of blood on the dressing. O don't know abt previous bleeding A?

No problem: 3 drops of blood from a few days old wound is not a problem. If it is red inflamed or swollen or feels boggy then there is reason for concern. ...Read more

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What is full mouth debridement?

What is full mouth debridement?

Initial cleaning: Full mouth debridement is technically a term to describe the removal of heavy build-up from all your teeth so that an in-depth periodontal evaluation may be performed. ...Read more

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Can I drink after a dental debridement?

Can I drink after a dental debridement?

Not alcohol: You can drink but not alcohol since this may disrupt the clot that is forming. ...Read more

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Can a person reinjure or tear the labrum of the hip after having a debridement?

Can a person reinjure or tear the labrum of the hip after having a debridement?

For sure: Debridement of the labrum means there is remaining cartilage to damage.

So yes - a person can reinjure the debrided labrum, causing another tear. ...Read more

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I'm going through Achilles debridement and rehab, are there any major do's or don'ts?

I'm going through Achilles debridement and rehab, are there any major do's or don'ts?

Yes.: You will have to stay off the ankle for 2 weeks after surgery. If its just a debridement you'll be place in a removable orthosis. If tendon repair is necessary you may placed in a cast. It will be 3 to 4 months of rehab after that. Good luck! ...Read more

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In the oral hygiene and dentistry fields, is debridement the same thing as a "cleaning"?

In the oral hygiene and dentistry fields, is debridement the same thing as a "cleaning"?

Not exactly: A debridement is a procedure that is performed when the periodontal condition of the gums cannot be determined. This is usually an appointment where the bulk of the calculus is removed from the teeth followed by a brief healing period. The patient is brought back for a periodontal evaluation and then the proper diagnosis and treatment can occur. ...Read more

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I had shoulder decompression and debridement. Is it normal to still be in pain even 3 weeks later?

I had shoulder decompression and debridement. Is it normal to still be in pain even 3 weeks later?

Not unusual: Would not expect you to be pain-free at only 3 wks after a shoulder arthroscopy w/ debridement/decompression. The important thing to note is wether you are making progress in terms of regaining your motion/function and are noting a progressive decrease in pain compared to the first week post operatively. ...Read more