Maggot Debridement Therapy


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Related to Maggot Debridement Therapy: Larval therapy, Maggot therapy
The use of disinfected fly larvae (green bottle fly, Phaenicia sericata, Medical Maggots™) to clean skin wounds and soft tissue which have necrotic tissue in the wounds that slow healing
Indications Debridment of non-healing necrotic skin and soft tissue wounds, including pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, neuropathic foot ulcers, and non-healing traumatic or post surgical wounds
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Maggot debridement therapy increased the amount of pain felt in 40% of patients.
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Maggot debridement therapy with Lucilia cuprina: A comparison with conventional debridement in diabetic foot ulcers.
Maggot debridement therapy of infected ulcers: patient and wound factors influencing outcome--a study on 101 patients with 117 wounds.
Identifying flies used for maggot debridement therapy. S Afr Med J 2008; 98: 630-631.