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‘REVIEW OF PARA-SURGICAL TECHNIQUES IN AYURVEDA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MAGGOT DEBRIDEMENT THERAPY

*Dr. Narinder Singh, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Dr. Bharat Kumar, Dr Alok Kumar, Dr. Poonam Choudhery

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In practice of surgery the recent trends have been inclined towards the minimal invasive methods in concern to the management of various surgical entities owing to one reason or another. A lot has been available in the Ayurveda in concern to established para surgical techniques as Kshar-karma i.e Chemical Cautery, Agni-karma i.e Thermal Cautery, Raktavisravana (Jalouka-avcharana) i.e Hirudotherapy, Maggot Debridement Therapy, methods other than purv-karma & asht-vidh shastra karma in shashti-upkaram. Wound healing in ulcers having chronicity is still a great challenge despite of availability of various measures. Maggot Debridement Therapy could be very rational alternative in relation to this. It involve the intentional introduction of live, disinfected maggots (fly larvae) in the non-healing skin and soft tissue wounds in humans for effective de-sloughing and wound healing promotion in conditions like venous ulcers, diabetic foot lesions, trophic ulcers and other such chronic non healing ulcers. Very enthusiastic results have been reported with its application in above mentioned conditions. The article includes the thorough review about the Maggot Debridement Therapy for chronic non healing ulcers along with the references available in classics.

Keywords: Chronic ulcers, Wound Healing, De-sloughing, Maggots, Maggot Debridement Therapy.


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