Effectiveness of Leech Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Okay. I’m not saying I am going to start using this in my office, but I thought the article was quite interesting. Many times, gross, disgusting approaches are actually quite effective. Maggots have been used to save limbs that would otherwise have been lost to infection. I remember when my wonderful keeshound had severely injured his tail this summer. It did not look good and I kept it wrapped. To my dismay, several days later I unwrapped the bandage to replace it and maggots had infested the bandage. However, the wound was looking incredibly well.
Ann Intern Med — Abstracts: Michalsen et al. 139 (9): 724.