autolytic debridement


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autolytic debridement

A form of enzymatic débridement that uses the body's own enzymes to remove necrotic or nonviable tissue.
See also: debridement
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Autolytic debridement of fibrotic slough tissue and/or necrotic tissue is achieved when the hydroactive particles interact with the wound fluid.
They maintain a moist wound environment and, as a result, have the property of autolytic debridement.
Since they provide autolytic debridement, TFD can be used carefully on dry necrotic tissue.
Purilon[TM] Gel has a higher viscosity than other hydrogels and superior hydrating ability, allowing it to maintain proper wound contact essential to providing a moist wound environment necessary for autolytic debridement.
Woun'Dres promotes autolytic debridement by rehydrating and softening necrotic tissue.