Definition of debridement in English:


Syllabification: de·bride·ment
Pronunciation: /diˈbrēdmənt


  • The removal of damaged tissue or foreign objects from a wound.
    More example sentences
    • Abscess drainage or debridement of necrotic tissue may be necessary.
    • Maintenance of a moist wound microenvironment and debridement of necrotic tissue increase wound healing rates and reduce pain.
    • Patients require referral to a dentist within 24 hours for drainage and debridement of the infected periodontal area.



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  • Most chronic wounds require some method of debridement; however, some wounds should not be debrided.
  • Once she was mobile, she began her daily trips to "the tank," where her wounds were debrided.
  • Three subjects had their wounds debrided to less than 50 % necrotic tissue prior to study enrollment.


mid 19th century: from French, from débrider, literally 'unbridle', based on bride 'bridle' (of Germanic origin).

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