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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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. Jan Lei Iwata
177 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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Can you retear a tfcc after having debridement a year ago?

Can you retear a tfcc after having debridement a year ago?

Tfcc: Yes it is a possibility. I recommend to visit a hand surgeon to obtain a MRI and confirm the diagnosis ...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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How painful is dental debridement?

How painful is dental debridement?

Topical Anesthetic: With a good topical anesthetic a full mouth debridement should not be painful. ...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!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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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

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What do you advise if I had shoulder decompression and debridement is it normal to still be in pain 3 weeks later?

Maybe: Shoulder surgery is painful. This may be normal but you should be followed by your surgeon for a period of time to make sure there is nothing more going on. ...Read more

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Seven months ago I had a ptt debridement. Still no improvement from pre op pain and limp. How long before I should see improvment?

Seven months ago I had a ptt debridement. Still no improvement from pre op pain and limp. How long before I should see improvment?

Depends: It oftentimes depends on the condition of the residual tendon and if you have a significant flatfoot deformity. If the residual tendon is degenerative, you might still have pain requiring a tendon transfer. A deformity may require an osteotomy or fusion. Physical therapy may also help. Follow up with your surgeon and discuss these issues. ...Read more

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Cost of full mouth debridement?

Cost of full mouth debridement?

$80-$120: For my area you would be looking around $100. ...Read more

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Full mouth debridement w/ irragation, what's the difference?

Full mouth debridement w/ irragation, what's the difference?

Better healing: Irrigation can be with various solutions for different purposes. Debris removal with hydrogen peroxide can be used. Chlorahexadine can be used for better healing and bacteria removal. Irrigation can be done in conjunction with a debridement or scaling and root planning, depending on the diagnostic findings of the dentist. ...Read more

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Should my tooth hurt after a pulpal debridement?

Should my tooth hurt after a pulpal debridement?

It can: The most important issue facing you is how much and for how long. Depending on the status of the dental pulp before the debridement procedure, it could vary quite a bit. I usually tell people to expect 2 to 3 days of intermittent otc analgesic use but if it does not respond to those meds or lasts longer, they need to be seen and evaluated for additional treatment options. Talk to the dentist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a root canal and pulpal debridement?

What is the difference between a root canal and pulpal debridement?

Look it up.: You need to see the basic parts of what makes up an entire tooth and all adjacent structures. Too detailed for answer here. ...Read more

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Acromioclavicular Decompression 11/2015. Frayed labrum debridement; was told not a candidate for a repair due to my age and history. Will it get worse

Acromioclavicular Decompression 11/2015. Frayed labrum debridement; was told not a candidate for a repair due to my age and history. Will it get worse

Labral tear: Further progression of shoulder symptoms is a function of how hard one works at recovering good motion and strength of ones shoulder. Avoidance of activities that increase pain is also prudent as it prevents further damage to the supporting structures.. ...Read more

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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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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a full mouth debridement?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a full mouth debridement?

Pre-cleaning: A full mouth debridement is the removal of all supra gingival calculus in someone that has not had a cleaning for more than 1-2 years or more. The patient is then asked to return for a second visit to remove any debris that has become reachable with the previous inflammation now subsided and the teeth then polished. If pockets are found upon probing then a treatment plan is devised for gum disease. ...Read more

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Please help? Is the same machine used for dental scaling/root planing and dental debridement?

Please help? Is the same machine used for dental scaling/root planing and dental debridement?

Probably: The most commonly used instrument for that procedure is a sonic scaler; a vibrating tip that sprays water. ...Read more

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If sternal debridement is performed on the sternum do they have to leave it open and do you have to wear a wound vac?

If sternal debridement is performed on the sternum do they have to leave it open and do you have to wear a wound vac?

Many options: If the sternum was debrided due to infection, then yes, it has to be left open to heal from the bottom up. Using suction therapy (vac is just one brand) is an excellent way to help large/deep open wounds heal but the infection must be treated first by removing the infected, non-healing tissue and then antibiotics directed specifically at the bacteria that caused the problems. Wound consult helps. ...Read more

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Had surgery 7 wks ago. Had arthroscopic debridement and modified brostrom. What is the cause/causes of pain upon walking full weight bearing?

Had surgery 7 wks ago. Had arthroscopic debridement and modified brostrom. What is the cause/causes of pain upon walking full weight bearing?

Some normal: It would be normal to still have some discomfort 7 weeks after this procedure. The main point is it improving? It's very important to follow your doctor's orders for weight bearing and activity. If pain is severe and increasing despite rest or there is any redness, wound drainage or increasing tenderness then call your surgeon now. ...Read more

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What is involved in debridement of pressure ulcers, decubitus?

What is involved in debridement of pressure ulcers, decubitus?

A cleanout and...: Often pressure sores are bottle shaped, with a small skin opening overlying a larger cavity that may extend to an underlying pressure point. This causes dead tissue to build up in the cavity, which is an excellent growing medium for bacteria. Debridement is removal of dead tissue and debris and enlargement of the skin opening: this allows easier cleaning and/or flap closure when the wound is clean. ...Read more

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

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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What are the odds of me getting a staph infection after debridement?

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What are the odds of me getting a staph infection after debridement?

Depends: It depends on the quality of sterile technique practiced by your doctor and/or or, as well as if perioperative antibiotics are used, and the duration of time for the debridement. Bedside debridements would be more likely than a true sterile or debridement. ...Read more