What is wound debridement?

What Is Wound Debridement?

A wound is damage to body tissues caused by pressure, injury, or surgery. More specifically, wounds can be bruises, scrapes, scratches, cuts, burns, pressure sores (pressure ulcers), or surgical incisions. Debridement is a natural process that occurs in all wounds and is essential to healing. Often, debridement does not occur naturally. In these cases, wound …

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Regenerative Medicine and the Use of Stem Cells in Wound Healing

When I say the term, “regenerative”, it usually does not evoke the response it should, even when talking to physicians. Regeneration is not a vague, cliché, or sophisticated medical term. It specifically refers to the replacement of damaged tissue or organs with genetically identical tissue. This does not occur in humans and we don’t heal …

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Limb Salvage

There are approximately two million people living with limb loss in the U.S. 54% are related to vascular disease (including diabetes and peripheral vascular disease), 45% are trauma related and 1% malignancy related. There are 185,000 amputations per year in the U.S. In 2009, hospital costs associated with amputation totaled more than $8.3 billon. African …

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