Debridement

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ΕΤΥΜΟΛΟΓΙΑ

French débridement, meaning to unbridle (bands of tissue likened to bridle). Confusingly, the original meaning meant to incise tissue and this meaning has remained in France, whereas in English-speaking countries it refers to excision.[1]

Surgical excision of devitalised and unviable tissue, usually as a result of infection or contamination. Performed to remove foreign bodies and control spreading infection.

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