Frequent debridement boosts healing of diabetic foot ulcers

07/29/2013 | Reuters

Regular debridement was associated with faster wound healing in patients with conditions including diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology. Data on 155,000 patients showed those who had debridement at least once a week for diabetic foot ulcers had a mean healing period of 21 days, compared with 76 days in those debrided once every two weeks or longer.

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