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Maggot Debridement and Leech Therapy as Treatment of a Partial Digital Amputation Injury in a Dog

  title={Maggot Debridement and Leech Therapy as Treatment of a Partial Digital Amputation Injury in a Dog},
  author={Alessio Vigani and Allison T Schnoke and Antonio Pozzi},
lesions resulting from crushing or digit-trapping accidents. The severity of the lesion depends on the anatomical location, level of contamination, extent of vascular injury, and presence or absence of deep tissue or orthopedic trauma. Because of their role as primary weight-bearing digits, third and fourth digital amputations may have a poorer prognosis than other digit injuries, and cause more significant gait abnormalities. For this reason Maggot Debridement and Leech Therapy as Treatment of… Expand
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