Maggot Debridement Therapy

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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 therapy for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
Maggot therapy and the 'yuk" factor: An issue for the patient?
Then, the holdings of the BTER Foundation's Biotherapy library were searched for complete copies of these and any additional publications on maggot therapy. Articles not already in the library's holdings were requested through interlibrary loans or directly from the authors.
Sherman, "Maggot therapy takes us back to the future of wound care: new and improved maggot therapy for the 21st century," Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, vol.
Centrally important to maggot therapy is that the larvae used in the treatment of wounds should reduce the infections and improve the nutrition of tissues for rapid improvement of wounds.
Evaluation of maggot therapy applied to four clinical cases of animals in Bogota (Colombia)
Protocols for cleaning and supporting pressure ulcers, and alternative healing strategies including hydrotherapy, ultrasound, and maggot therapy are addressed.
"Conventional treatments for these problems can take months to achieve a successful outcome but maggot therapy usually involves no more than two treatments, each lasting up to five days.