Wound Cleaning Surgery (Debridement)
Debridement is a procedure of cleaning of wounds. The wound is cleaned thoroughly during the procedure and any dead or infected tissues are removed. The wound is then washed out with medication and saline to clean the wound. Surgical debridement allows the wound to heal better and reduces chances of inflammation and infection. The procedure is generally done under anaesthesia and the patient also experiences less / no pain. Debridement is commonly recommended to patients with diabetic foot ulcers, traumatic injuries and wounds that repeatedly do not heal. Additional procedures will be required later to provide skin cover to the wound, if the wound is large. Proper post-operative care is important to ensure the wound heals well. The dressings must be changed periodically as per the doctor’s instructions.