debridement

noun
de·​bride·​ment | \di-ˈbrēd-mənt, dā-, -ˌmänt, dā-brēd-ˈmäⁿ \

Definition of debridement 

medical

: the usually surgical removal of lacerated, devitalized, or contaminated tissue

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debride \ di-​ˈbrēd , dā-​ \ transitive verb

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The Polish government insists its actions are a necessary debridement of the judiciary’s rotten corpus. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "If America Is Divided, So Is Europe," 6 July 2018 Canares sedated Joe, who required the removal of dead and contaminated skin, a procedure called debridement. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "With 4th of July come warnings about dangers from fireworks," 28 June 2018 The team said Thursday that Nowitzki underwent a procedure to clear out unhealthy tissue, called surgical debridement. Houston Chronicle, "Dirk Nowitzki's 20th season with Mavericks ends early after surgery," 5 Apr. 2018 Frank Jackson medical update: The Pelicans announced on Monday that rookie guard Frank Jackson will miss the rest of the season after undergoing a successful scar tissue removal, debridement and injection to his right foot. William Guillory, NOLA.com, "3 games, 3 nights: Pelicans prepare for rare homestand with playoffs in the balance," 20 Mar. 2018 Some research efforts are focusing on enzymatic debridement techniques that help eradicate dead or necrotic tissue more rapidly and maybe – maybe – less painfully. Sandy Bauers, Philly.com, "5 questions with an expert in healing the most painful of injuries," 10 Oct. 2017 Medically, the difference between a rotator cuff debridement (trimming) versus true repair is the difference between mowing the lawn and laying down new sod. Profootballdoc, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Minicamp inactivity doesn't throw off prognosis for Cam Netwon," 13 June 2017 In the meantime, Ryu underwent a debridement procedure on his left elbow last year and worked through an injury to his left groin in camp. Orange County Register, "Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu throws two scoreless innings in spring training debut," 11 Mar. 2017 Infielder Hanser Alberto had shoulder surgery on Monday to repair rotator cuff debridement. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram.com, "Hanser Alberto likely to miss rest of 2017 after shoulder surgery," 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of debridement

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for debridement

French débridement, from débrider to remove adhesions, literally, to unbridle, from Middle French desbrider, from des- de- + bride bridle, from Middle High German brīdel — more at bridle

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debridement

noun
de·​bride·​ment | \di-ˈbrēd-mənt, dā-, -ˌmänt, -ˌmäⁿ\

Medical Definition of debridement 

: the usually surgical removal of lacerated, devitalized, or contaminated tissue

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