Surgical Debridement

Jenna Wishnew, MD, FACS

General Surgeon located in Richardson, TX

Sharp surgical debridement is performed by a skilled practitioner using surgical instruments such as scalpel, curette, scissors, rongeur, and forceps. This debridement type promotes wound healing by removing biofilm and devitalized tissue. Surgical debridement is the most aggressive type of debridement and is performed in a surgical operating room while sharp and conservative debridement can be performed in a clinic or at the bedside with sterile instruments.