Larval Therapy made an appearance on BBC One this week as the tried and trusted therapy was introduced during the latest episode of Casualty on Saturday evening.
The use of the therapy, also described as ‘maggot therapy’ during the show, was instigated by Dr. Dylan Keogh – an innovative clinician who had recognised the potential advantages of the therapy during a previous episode. In this instance, the treatment was used to debride a pressure ulcer on the back of a young male patient.
Casualty is a British medical drama series that airs on BBC One during prime time on Saturday evenings. Since launching in 1986, the show has aired over 1,000 episodes and regularly attracts between 4-5 million viewers.
The episode is available on BBC iPlayer.