Surgical removal of dead tissue at home

Home Surgical Tissue Removal

Pathological conditions that reduce blood flow can cause tissue death. In such situations, surgically removing the dead tissue becomes necessary and is often doable at the patient’s home, right by their bedside.

Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, are a typical example. They develop in people with poor tissue nutrition, low blood protein, and limited mobility. These conditions make it difficult for individuals to reposition themselves while lying down, depriving tissues of essential oxygen and nutrients.

Surgeons usually need to remove dead tissue, recognizable by its black color, especially when it encircles an open, fluid-secreting wound or ulcer.

Dead bodies that are dry do not need to be removed, as they are the natural “pad” that the organism itself has created. 

New tissue develops under dry, dead skin, and the dead skin detaches when healthy skin forms beneath it. After surgical debridement, healthcare providers give instructions to encourage new tissue growth and heal the ulcer with scar tissue.

To aid in healing a decubitus ulcer, consider these steps:

  • Actively remove dead tissue through surgical debridement.
  • Cleanse the area daily with sodium chloride solution to remove serous fluids.
  • Prevent microbial contamination near the perineal area to avoid fecal contamination.
  • Focus on proper nutrition to increase total blood proteins and albumin levels.
  • Regularly change positions and use an air mattress to minimize prolonged pressure on the affected area.

The best treatment is prevention.

Use an air mattress immediately to prevent decubitus, even for a short time, as soon as the patient can no longer change positions in bed on their own.

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