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Maggot Therapy for Diabetes | Wound Care Treatment in Sugar Land



See how maggot therapy saved a patient’s foot. Learn more here: http://www.houstonmethodist.org/locations/sugar-land

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is the first in Fort Bend County to use an innovative biotherapy involving fly larvae to save a patient’s infected limb that otherwise would have been amputated.

Wound care specialist Nicholas Desai, D.P.M., used the BioBag®, a unique larval therapy, to clean dead tissue from a diabetic patient’s severely infected foot and quickly prepare him for a skin graft, saving him from a below-knee amputation. What would have been an 18- to 24-month ordeal — with multiple staged surgeries and significant future risks — was taken care of in a matter of days, allowing the patient to return to his daily routine quicker with full mobility.

“The BioBag actually relies on a very old practice that has been modernized in a unique way,” Desai said. “The use of larval therapy to debride, or clean, dead tissue from infected wounds dates back thousands of years. The BioBag brings it up to date by providing full containment of the fly larvae within a sealed, easy-to-apply dressing.”

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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
16655 Southwest Frwy.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
281.274.7500

Maggot Therapy for Diabetes | Wound Care Treatment in Sugar Land

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