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 (dā′brēd-mäN′, dĭ-brēd′mənt)
Surgical excision of dead, devitalized, or contaminated tissue and removal of foreign matter from a wound.

[French débridement, from débrider, to unbridle, debride (from the likening of constricting bands of tissue to bridles), from Old French desbrider : des-, de- + bride, bridle (probably from Middle High German brīdel, rein).]

de·bride′ v.


(dɪˈbriːdmənt; deɪ-) or


(Surgery) the surgical removal of dead tissue or cellular debris from the surface of a wound
[C19: from French, from Old French desbrider to unbridle, from des- de- + bride bridle]


(dɪˈbrid mənt, deɪ-)

surgical removal of foreign matter and dead tissue from a wound.
[1835–45; < French débridement=débride(r) to take away the bridle, Middle French desbrider (des- de- + brider, derivative of bride bridle)]
de•bride′, v.t. -brid•ed, -brid•ing.


A surgical method of removing contaminated tissue.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.debridement - surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"


n. desbridamiento, proceso quirúrgico de limpieza de una herida o quemadura para prevenir una infección.


n desbridamiento
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In addition to demographic data, we compiled information on disease severity, the type of adjunctive treatment administered to each patient, the frequency of debridements, the length of observation, and remission rates.
We are of the same opinion that more than one surgical debridements is related with mortality.
Three patients underwent 2 surgical debridements, 2 patients were operated 3 times, and 1 patient was operated 4 times.
The most complete study to-date is by Raskind and Marder, published in 1993, which retrospectively compared 14 arthroscopic versus 15 open debridements of 29 open joint injuries.
The patient remained with an open abdomen for 28 days, with additional serial debridements, and twice weekly AbVAC changes.
After several surgical debridements, the patient underwent placement of cutaneous-muscle grafts.
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Physicians are often forced to use temporary measures and prescribe physical therapy, limited activity, pharmaceuticals or arthroscopic debridements for these patients.
Despite continued debridements, the fibrinous material reaccumulated.
Early (less than 6 hours) and delayed (more than 6 hours after injury) debridements were done in group A with 289 and group B with 92 patients, respectively and all patients were followed up for early infection (onset within the 10 days after injury).