Maggot Treatment of Necrotic Toe Developed After Traumatic Subtotal Amputation.

Sahin E., Karaismailoglu B. , Tutuncu M. N. , Polat E. , Botanlioglu H.

The international journal of lower extremity wounds, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1534734621997283
  • Title of Journal : The international journal of lower extremity wounds
  • Keywords: traumatic ulcers, lower extremity wound, maggot treatment, debridement, wound management, photography, wound assessment, wound dressing


Maggot debridement therapy (MDT) has been used for years in the treatment of chronic wounds and necrotic tissues. We report a case of subtotally amputated third toe that was treated with MDT after reattachment and developing complete necrosis. The necrotic toe was replaced with viable tissue and the wound healed completely after 2 weeks of MDT application. This case points out the regenerative effects of MDT besides its mechanical debridement effect on the necrotic tissue.