wet to dry dressing

wet to dry dressing

a wet dressing that is allowed to dry and then is removed. In removal it lightly debrides the wound.
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5-by-9-cm ulcer, which had a necrotic center and pigmented granulation tissue in the periphery with irregular margins, had failed to respond to wound care with wet to dry dressing changes.
After inspecting my wound, ER staff determined a wet to dry dressing should be applied and gave me strict orders to follow up the next day with my primary physician.