I thought I saw this tendon sort of quivering. I am only sorry that I wasn’t able to film while I worked. When I opened up the bloated end of this tendon, I found the motherlode of maggots. This video shows the little explorer who alerted me to the problem. You can look at the bright side – they do a great job of cleaning up a wound. The problem with “free range” maggots is that they are laid by flies and thus carry bacteria.

Medical grade maggots are “sterile,” meaning, they don’t carry bacteria.