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Debridement for surgical wounds: Cochrane review.

Smith, Fiona C; Dryburgh, Nancy; Donaldson, Jayne H; Mitchell, Melloney


Fiona C Smith

Nancy Dryburgh

Jayne H Donaldson

Melloney Mitchell


Surgical wounds that become infected are often debrided because clinicians believe that removal of this necrotic or infected tissue will expedite wound healing. There are numerous methods available but no consensus on which one is most effective for surgical wounds.


Smith, F. C., Dryburgh, N., Donaldson, J. H., & Mitchell, M. (2011). Debridement for surgical wounds: Cochrane review. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews,

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 11, 2011
Deposit Date Jun 27, 2012
Electronic ISSN 1469-493X
Publisher Cochrane Collaboration
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Keywords Surgical wounds; infection; debridement;
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