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What is the difference between surgical and sharp debridement?
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David Miller
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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