When an ulcer or other wound contains dead tissue, a wound debridement is used to clean the area. At Tower Wound Care Center, our doctors use the best methods and techniques available to ensure that the wound is cleaned and there is minimal discomfort. Patients can find locations in Santa Monica, Encino, and Los Angeles, CA.
Debridement is a procedure used to remove dead, damaged, or infected tissue from wounds. Wound debridement is designed for both acute and chronic wounds. Making sure to get the wound debrided helps to prevent infection. Several clinical studies recommend weekly wound debridement and they have higher rates of wound closure. Before the debridement, the office administers topical lidocaine and/or injectable lidocaine to numb the area and lessen the discomfort which can accompany the procedure.
There are a few ways to perform the debridement. The doctor may use one or more of them to remove dead tissue:
"The staff at Tower Wound Care Center was so professional and happy. Always on time. The medical industry should try and copy how they operate their business."
"Every time I've seen Dr. Vincenti, she's been incredibly kind and thorough. She seems to genuinely care and take an interest in my healing."
"His attention to detail and complete sterility when working with my wounds were astounding."
"If you're having foot problems go see Dr. Knudson! He is very knowledgeable and took the time to explain what was going on with my feet."
"A healer with a passion for his profession and someone who genuinely cares about your recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Knudson!"
"I am so happy with Dr. Knudson! Fully recommend him."
"Dr. Knudson diagnosed my feet and associated walking issues. Great to find a kind doctor who knows his specialization in depth."
"Nice cheerful music and everyone was cheery. Great Doctor!”
"I have never been questioned about my ‘senior status’ until last Friday night. The woman said she didn’t believe me that I was 60-65. Thank you for my youthful look!"