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Debridement of a traumatic haematoma using larval therapy

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Debridement of a traumatic haematoma using larval therapy

Linda Rafter
31 March 2012

Complex wounds require very careful multidisciplinary management and present clinicians with complicated challenges when trying to salvage limbs. Biosurgery, or the use of maggots to debride infected wounds, has been employed effectively in wound care for a number of years. This article follows the progress of two complex trauma wounds where larval debridement therapy was employed over a nine-week period. This care pathway ensured the patient’s safety and provided excellent clinical outcomes.

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