Debridement can be performed using several different methods. Wound Evolution uses two methods: mechanical and enzymatic. Mechanical debridement is performed using hydrotherapy. This can include irrigation, wet-to-dry dressings (bandages), and an abrasion method.
Pressurized water will be applied to the area to remove the affected tissue. The exact steps taken will vary depending on the type of wound, size, location, and debridement required.
Enzymatic debridement uses chemical enzymes to remove dead tissue. The enzyme is applied to the affected area and breaks down the tissue. This method is fast-acting and works well on various wounds, including burns. The enzymes used for the treatment are derived from microorganisms or plants.