Maggot debridement therapy: A primer

David G. Armstrong, Jeff Mossel, Brian Short, Brent P. Nixon, E. Ann Knowles, Andrew J.M. Boulton

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Treatment of chronic wounds of the lower extremity requires a systematic, multidisciplinary approach as well as flexibility in order to achieve acceptable, consistent short-term and long-term results. Maggots, once considered an obsolete therapeutic modality, can be a useful addition to the armamentarium of the foot and ankle specialist. This article describes the use of maggot debridement therapy for intractable wounds of the lower extremity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-401
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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