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Wound Center Uses Maggots in Healing Process

The Wound Center at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center offers multiple therapies.

Some patients experience the pressure of deep-sea diving in an oxygen-rich hyperbaric chamber. A few undergo maggot therapy. Maggots are nature’s wound custodians — they clean out the dead stuff.

John Morris’ treatment took a different route.

“The vac is what we’re trying right now,” said Anne Donos, a certified wound nurse.

She stood next to Morris, who rested on a hospital recliner in the Wound Center. He’s one of 20-some patients who visit the center on any given day.

He had worn a portable vacuum for a few weeks now. It continually draws out wound debris and blood and helps to bring closure — in a very physical sense — to a wound that had grown to the size of a golf ball.

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