The medical use of maggots to clean infected wounds, especially in cases where a patient is resistant to conventional antibiotic treatment.
- ‘In maggot debridement therapy (also known as maggot therapy, larva therapy, larval therapy, biodebridement or biosurgery), disinfected fly larvae are applied to the wound within special dressings.’
- ‘Anyone who thinks maggots are only good for anglers' bait will be able to find out about the ‘biosurgery’ the creatures can perform.’
- ‘Biosurgery using larvae such as maggots for treatment of difficult wounds is now becoming an established discipline in the management of difficult wounds.’
- ‘Mirm will serve as a single base of operations for the university's leading scientists and clinical faculty working to develop tissue engineering, cellular therapies, biosurgery, and artificial and biohybrid organ devices.’
- ‘Other biopharmaceutical products include vaccines for the prevention of diseases, and biosurgery products like fibrin sealant and others used in hemostasis and wound-sealing in surgery.’