biosurgery

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biosurgery

(ˈbaɪəʊˌsɜːdʒərɪ)
n
(Surgery) the use of live sterile maggots to treat patients with infected wounds
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Maggot debridement therapy (MDT) is an ancient wound care practice enjoying renewed popularity due to the occurrence of antibiotic-resistant organisms.
Larval therapy or maggot debridement therapy or biosurgery is the therapeutic use of fly larvae to debride necrotic tissue [12].
However, some maggots are deliberately used in wound treatment, technically referred to as maggot debridement therapy.
Other adjuvant treatments of wound care includes wound vacuum drainage system, recombinant growth factors, skin substitutes, antimicrobial dressings and maggot debridement therapy.
Lucilia sericata (Meigen, 1826) is a cosmopolitan greenbottle blowfly that originates from Europe and which is used in maggot debridement therapy (MDT)--the use of maggots to clean necrotic wounds on living human beings (Sherman et al.
Maggot debridement therapy for serious horse wounds--A survey of practitioners.