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).
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.
Drug Available Commercial form Name Tetracycline Non resorbable fibers Actisite [R] Metronidazole Gel Elyzol [R] Doxycycline hyclate Gel Atridox [R] Minocycline Microspheres Arestin [R] Minocycline Ointment Dentamycin [R] Chlorhexidine Resorbable Chip PerioChip [R] 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.
Three passes were made, and mechanical debridement of any eschar was performed between passes.
A secondary purpose was to determine the effect of mechanical debridement of the cervical eschar on the symptoms of healing.
Women randomized to the debridement group returned between 48 and 60 hours after their cryosurgical procedure for mechanical debridement. A ringed forceps was used to gently peel back the cervical eschar from the most distal ectocervix toward the os in a radial manner.
Nahhas and colleagues[17] evaluated mechanical debridement of the cervical eschar 72 hours after cryosurgery, using the duration of hydrorrhea as a surrogate measure for the amount of hydrorrhea.
Background Mechanical debridement of venous leg ulcers is an accepted means of obtaining a clean ulcer and increasing healing rates.
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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