Larval therapy for debridement of chronic wounds

November 2012
Wound Practice & Research;Nov2012, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p197
Academic Journal
The article discusses the best available evidence with regards to the use of larvae (maggots/biosurgery) for debridement of chronic wounds as well as advantages offered by this form of treatment including reduced odor and reduced exudate. However, a number of risk factors are associated with this form of treatment including mild bleeding and pain. Some of the best recommendations in the use of larval therapy including avoid contamination of wound are highlighted.


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