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What is Irrigation and debridement of wounds?

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Irrigation and Debridement simply means the doctor (in my experiences this would be a surgeon) reopens an already present wound which seems to be infected, washes it out with a sterile solution, removes any dead tissue that is causing the infection, and closes the wound again. It is helpful for facilitating the healthy regrowth of tissue in the area and restoring normal function (relevant if the site is a joint or a hand). A common population to perform this on are prior burn victims, as burns have a tendency to get infected and close slowly, but it can be done for a wide variety of injuries.
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