Current And Emerging Modalities In Wound Debridement

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Thomas Belken, DPM, and Neal Mozen, DPM, FACFAS

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   For further reading, see “Pertinent Insights On Effective Debridement Tools” in the September 2011 issue of Podiatry Today or “Current Concepts In Wound Debridement” in the July 2009 issue.

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