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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association|
|State||Published - Jul 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine