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.
Maggot Debridement Therapy in the Treatment of Complex Diabetic Wounds.
However, some maggots are deliberately used in wound treatment, technically referred to as maggot debridement therapy. [7] Maggots are known to benefit wounds by removing dead and necrotic tissue, secreting antimicrobial compounds and sometimes stimulating wound healing.
Other adjuvant treatments of wound care includes wound vacuum drainage system, recombinant growth factors, skin substitutes, antimicrobial dressings and maggot debridement therapy. (9) Dealing with osteomyelitis is most difficult and controversial aspect.
An accidental but safe and effective use of Lucilia cuprina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in maggot debridement therapy in Alexandria, Egypt.
Wayman and colleagues [20] randomized 12 venous stasis leg ulcer subjects to receive either maggot debridement therapy (MDT) or their standard of care (hydrogel).
The medicinal use of fly larvae to remove necrotic tissue has been referred to as biosurgery, maggot debridement therapy (MDT), larval debridement therapy (LDT), or just larval therapy.