mechanical debridement


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mechanical debridement

The removal of necrotic or devitalized tissue from a wound using friction, hydrotherapy, scraping, or wet-to-dry dressings.
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Since routine maintenance scaling cannot reliably remove subgingival pathogenic bacteria, (22) mechanical debridement may be augmented by subgingival application of povidone-iodine using a syringe with a smooth-tipped cannula or other appropriate delivery device (Figure 3).
7) Patients with stable periodontitis and sites that show no hard supragingival or subgingival deposits require little or no mechanical debridement.
Emphasis is placed upon mechanical debridement as well as treatment with antimicrobial agents by the dental hygienist and daily home-care by the patient.
Mechanical debridement as ineffective against tissue penetrating organisms and other those inhabiting inaccessible areas.
Systemic antibiotics are not substitutes for proper mechanical debridement.
Use of Local drug delivery alone has shown similar results to that of mechanical debridement.
It can be accomplished in various ways, including: sharp debridement, mechanical debridement via gauze dressing changes or whirlpool, applied enzymatic agents, autolytic debridement via occlusive dressings, and biologic debridement using sterile maggots to remove necrotic tissue.
A second purpose was to determine the effect of mechanical debridement of the cervical eschar on these symptoms and to determine whether obesity and gravidity affected the 6 symptoms of healing.
Women randomized to the debridement group returned between 48 and 60 hours after their cryosurgical procedure for mechanical debridement.
Population studied A total of 69 patients from 9 departments of dermatology or phlebology who were scheduled for mechanical debridement of a venous leg ulcer were enrolled.
Recommendations for clinical practice EMLA cream produces effective pain relief for the mechanical debridement of venous leg ulcers, reduces the number of debridements necessary, and results in a higher success rate of obtaining clean ulcers.

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