debridement

noun
de·​bride·​ment | \ di-ˈbrēd-mənt How to pronounce debridement (audio) , dā-, -ˌmänt, dā-brēd-ˈmäⁿ How to pronounce debridement (audio) \

Definition of debridement

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

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Other Words from debridement

debride \ di-​ˈbrēd How to pronounce debridement (audio) , dā-​ How to pronounce debridement (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of debridement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The procedure, known as debridement, was necessary because of an infection during her stay as a resident at Addison Pointe, a nursing home in Chesterton. Tony Cook, The Indianapolis Star, 20 May 2019 The procedure involved debridement of Puk’s labrum and rotator cuff and a clean-out of his shoulder because of bursitis, Paparesta said. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, 18 Sep. 2020 On April 24, Aldridge underwent an arthroscopic subacromial decompression and rotator cuff debridement to relieve pressure in the shoulder. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, 8 June 2020 The Spurs said that Aldridge had an arthroscopic subacromial decompression and rotator cuff debridement on his right shoulder on April 24, almost five weeks after the NBA suspended its season on March 11 because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, 8 June 2020 Mengden, who went 5-2 with a 4.83 ERA in 13 games with Oakland last season, had an elbow-debridement procedure that included shaving down a small bone spur. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, 11 Mar. 2020 Mengden had an elbow debridement procedure and had a small bone spur shaved down; Rangers team doctor Keith Meister performed the surgery in Arlington, Texas. Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, 10 Feb. 2020 The procedure involved a lateral meniscal debridement, according to the A’s. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, 10 Oct. 2019 All-Star shortstop Jorge Polanco had surgery on his right ankle last Friday, an arthroscopic debridement for an ankle impingement that had been bothering him. Betsy Helfand, Twin Cities, 27 Nov. 2019

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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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The first known use of debridement was circa 1842

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“Debridement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/debridement. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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debridement

noun
de·​bride·​ment | \ di-ˈbrēd-mənt How to pronounce debridement (audio) , dā- How to pronounce debridement (audio) , -ˌmänt, -ˌmäⁿ \

Medical Definition of debridement

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

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