Maggot therapy is the controlled, therapeutic application of maggots to a wound. Simple to use, it provides rapid, precise, safe, and powerful debridement. Many wound care professionals don’t provide maggot therapy (also called wound myiasis) because they lack training. But having maggot therapy technology available for patients adds to your capabilities as a wound care provider.
Knowledge of maggot biology and life history helps wound care practitioners optimize therapy and anticipate or prevent problems. Educating patients and colleagues about maggot therapy can reduce stress and simplify your life as a wound care professional, whether you’re a novice or an experienced maggot therapist.
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