debridement debridement

Definition(s):

  • (n) surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing

Usage(s):

  • It was a long and tedious case with lots of debridement, our word for cleaning.

News

  • Jeff Karstens Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

    Pirates righty Jeff Karstens had shoulder surgery on Friday, which involved debridement of his rotator cuff and labrum, tweets Tom Singer of MLB.com. The recovery period is 10-12 weeks, at which point Karstens could begin a throwing program. The Pirates had transferred Karstens to the 60-day DL on May 27th. Karstens, 30, will be eligible for free agency after the season. Last year for the Bucs ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: MLB Trade Rumors

Quotes

  • Oden "knew there was a possibility of microfracture," Pritchard said. "He knew there was a possibility of just debridement [a smaller arthroscopic procedure]. Once we got in there, microfracture was the only option."
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Kevin Pritchard Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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