A specialized powered surgical instrument designed to improve care for patients undergoing wound debridement in the operating room. Utilizes a high-pressure jet of sterile saline that travels parallel to the wound surface. This high-speed jet creates a Venturi effect that enables the surgeon to simultaneously hold, cut and remove tissue, while irrigating and aspirating the wound, with a single instrument. This new technology allows the surgeon to differentiate between tissue types through technique as well as by varying power settings, therefore, sparing viable tissue while precisely targeting and removing debris and damaged tissue. Rapid and effective hydrosurgical debridement using the system can help to reduce procedure times as well as potentially reducing the number of debridements each wound requires compared to traditional modalities e.g. the use of scalpel and pulsed lavage. This modality is suitable for surgical debridement of chronic and acute wounds in the operating room with the patient undergoing general anesthesia.