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J Wound Care. 2009 Feb;18(2):54-6.

Regular debridement is the main tool for maintaining a healthy wound bed in most chronic wounds.

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Southwest Regional Wound Care Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA.

Abstract

Sharp debridement is the most clinically and cost-effective way of physically removing and suppressing a biofilm. Continued debridement, as part of a multifaceted treatment strategy, will keep the biofilm in a weakened state.

PMID:
19418781
DOI:
10.12968/jowc.2009.18.2.38743
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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