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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is the first in Fort Bend County to use an innovative therapy with fly larvae to save the infected limb from a patient who would otherwise have been amputated.
The wound care specialist Nicholas Desai, DPM, used BioBag®, a unique larval therapy, to clean the dead tissue of the foot of a severely infected diabetic patient and quickly prepare it for a skin graft, saving it from an amputation below the knee. What would have been a tough test of 18 to 24 months, with multiple stage surgeries and significant future risks, was taken care of in a matter of days, which allowed the patient to return to his daily routine faster and with total mobility.
"The BioBag is actually based on a very old practice that has been modernized in a unique way," said Desai. "The use of larval therapy to debride, or clean, dead tissue from infected wounds goes back thousands of years. The BioBag updates it providing full containment of the fly larvae within a sealed and easy to apply dressing. "
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Houston Sugar Land Methodist Hospital
16655 Southwest Frwy.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Worm therapy for diabetes | Wound Treatment in Sugar Land
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