Steps to take before the procedure
Before the procedure begins the wound is examined to estimate the depth of injured and dead tissues. Your doctor will assess the need of debridement and will follow the best procedure.
What happens during the procedure?
The procedure starts with flushing of the areas with saline solution or salt water and applying topical anaesthesia. The surgeon then cuts away the dead tissues bit by bit with the help of medical instruments. After this, the wound is sealed with a dry dressing. Moist dressings are generally applied after a day to promote the healing process.
After the procedure
After the debridement, it is important to take proper medication and have rest, to ensure speedy recovery of the wound, and to minimise the chances of recurrence.