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Wound Debridement

By Elizabeth Ansert, MA, DPM, MBA, Weldon Murry, DPM, Donald Cohen, DPM and Anthony Tickner, DPM, FACCWS, FAPWCA, FAPWH

Debridement is a vital component of successful treatment for diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Accordingly, these authors review various available debridement methods and share insights from the literature to help navigate the appropriate treatment…

By Eric Lullove, DPM, CWS, FACCWS and Christopher L. Winters, DPM, CWS-P
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Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

While advanced modalities receive a fair amount of hype, proper debridement remains a fundamental cornerstone of wound care and closure. Accordingly, these expert panelists discuss sharp debridement, share their thoughts on device-assisted…

Alison Migonis, DPM, and Barry Rosenblum, DPM, FACFAS

Recognizing the challenges of wound bed preparation for chronic wounds that are continually evolving, these authors review common debridement techniques, keys to ensuring moisture balance and the importance of addressing wound bioburden. …

Ashley Bruno, DPM, Brian Schmidt, DPM, and Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS

Whether it is the eradication of biofilm or treating wounds in locations not conducive to sharp debridement, ultrasonic debridement can be a key tool for promoting improved wound healing. These authors discuss their experience with this modality…

Perry Mayer, MB, BCh, CCFP

Treating the diabetic foot is relatively straightforward. We need to ensure that blood flow is adequate, eradicate infection, eliminate pressure from the wound site and regularly remove the dead and devitalized tissue from the affected area. If…

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