Prior to considering wound therapy, a care provider will need to look for dead or dying tissue. Necrosis happens when cells and tissue die prematurely. Necrotic tissue does not direct the same chemical signals to the immune system as ordinary cells, so the body doesn’t know how to take care of these cells itself. Medical treatment is typically needed to remove this dead tissue. This is very common in a variety of wounds.

It is imperative to remove the necrotic tissue so that the healing process may begin. Removal of the dead tissue requires the provider to use a surgical method known as debridement. This exposes the healthy tissue below. Once it has debrided, the wound should be moistened and cleansed to get rid of any bacteria that could hamper the healing process. Visit the wound vac area of our website.

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