What method of debridement is the most effective in removing dead tissue from surgical wounds that have become infected?

Debridement is the removal of nonviable tissue and foreign matter from a wound. It is a naturally occurring event in the wound repair process. During the inflammatory phase, neutrophils and macrophages digest and remove debris from the wound area. Most surgical wounds heal naturally without delay or complications. However, complications such as infection and wound dehiscence may occur, and this natural repair process could become overwhelmed and insufficient due to the buildup of infected, contaminated tissue, cell debris or dead, devitalized, fibrous material. This buildup of nonviable tissue then places a higher demand on the wound and may cause the wound to have delayed healing, thus requiring removal of this tissue. Several debridement methods can be used for removal of nonviable tissue from these...

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