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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The study also showed that the dressing was associated with improved autolytic debridement (a more natural and less invasive form of debridement than surgical/mechanical debridement).
Clinical studies have shown the dressing to effectively manage moderate to heavy exudate and to significantly enhance autolytic debridement while providing patient comfort.
This moist wound environment is beneficial for production of autologous growth factors (cytokines) and maintenance of naturally-occurring growth factors essential for cell development, enables better macrophage activation and assists with autolytic debridement of the wound surface.