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The Essential Role of Effective Debridement in Supporting Wound Closure

Speaker: John C. Lantis II, MD

It has long been established that effective debridement plays an integral role in ensuring closure of chronic wounds. Whether this is frequent sharp debridement in combination with adjunctive therapies or before cellular and/or tissue-based therapy application, or whether it is permissive maintenance debridement allowing for the wound to close while still effectively removing the wound debris, every chronic wound requires some form of debridement.

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Early Intervention in Chronic Wound Care

Wound Chronicity affects approximately 6.5 million Americans each year. Factors that delay healing, such as wound history and the presence of devitalized tissue, should be corrected in order to promote wound healing.

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Quick Facts – Debridement and Chronic Wounds

Chronic and complex wounds are stalled in the inflammatory or proliferative phase of healing. These hard-to-heal wounds affect millions of people worldwide and impose a heavy financial burden on patients and health care systems. The goals of treatment in these patients are wound healing and limb salvage.

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Debridement and Wound Care: Important Terms to Know

Collagenase: An enzymes that breaks the peptide bonds in collagen. Collagenases aid in destroying extracellular structures. Collagenase is one of the most frequently used enzymatic debridement agents.

Enzymatic debridement: A topical treatment that uses naturally occurring proteolytic enzymes or proteinases, which break down and remove devitalized tissue by digesting and dissolving this tissue in the wound bed.

Keratotic tissue: Keratotic tissue is the development of horny growths (keratomas). These growths can appear at the edges of wounds and hinder healing. They are removed by debridement to promote healing.

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