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What is debridement of burn wounds?

Dr. Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgeon

Debridement of burn wounds is important for third degree burns to remove necrotic tissue and prevent infection. Tangential debridement refers to thin planar excisions of dead or necrotic tissue followed by dressing changes and finally skin grafting.

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