Made EasyDebridement Made Easy

Debridement Made Easy

Complex wounds, Surgical wounds | Kathryn Vowden, Peter Vowden


Early appropriate wound debridement facilitates healing, reduces risk of infection and improves patient quality of life. New techniques of mechanical debridement provide the generalist practitioner with more rapid options for debridement when used in conjunction with autolytic techniques. New additions to existing options may demonstrate a reduced need for more advanced debridement treatments.

Debridement is frequently an ongoing process and will involve the integration of a number of debridement methods if healing is to be optimised. Maintaining a healthy wound bed following initial debridement of a chronic wound can be performed using non-specialist methods. Autolytic debridement and biosurgical (larval) therapy, combined with the use of new products (such as Debrisoft®)may make the process of debridement more universally available.



Vowden K[1], Vowden P[2]

  1. Nurse Consultant Wound Care, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust andThe University of Bradford
  2. Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Visiting Professor of Wound Healing Research, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Bradford

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