Lavage or Debridement

Lavage or Debridement2017-03-13T15:36:56+00:00

General Orthopedics – Lavage or Debridement

This procedure is used to “clean” unnecessary tissue, like flaps of cartilage, fibrous tissue, scar tissue, or bone chips out of a joint. If an injury heals by producing an excess amount of scar tissue that inhibits the ability to move, or causes pain, a surgeon can use an arthroscope to help them remove the scar tissue without having to re-open the entire injury site. Surgeons can also remove loose bodies, like bone chips, which can come loose during a fracture or other trauma using arthroscopic tools to avoid open surgery.

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