Rare surgery at Aware Global Hospital
Rare surgery at Aware Global Hospital. In a complex Reconstructive Microsurgery surgery performed at Aware Global Hospitals, LB Nagar the team of doctors successfully saved the crushed right forearm of a factory worker.
Dead forearm gets fresh lease of life
Hyderabad: In a complex Reconstructive Microsurgery surgery performed at Aware Global Hospitals, LB Nagar the team of doctors successfully saved the crushed right forearm of a factory worker.
On February 9, 2015 a 54-year-old male Vishwanath suffered amputation of the right upper arm in a severe crush injury while working in his factory. The patient was immediately rushed to the emergency room for re-plantation.
A team of doctors including Dr. Preshith Gaddam, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Dr. Ashish Kasat, Jr. Consultant Plastic surgery led by Dr N Jithendran carried out the Complex Reconstructive Microsurgery to replant the arm. The patient was intubated (inserted a tube) and proximal (a point of attachment) part was explored and dissected to identify the main vessels.
Then debridement of the dead tissues was done. The nerves were then repaired end to end under operating microscope. Muscles and skin were then repaired. After suture removal patient underwent plating of the fracture ulna in the forearm with bone grafting.
Talking about the surgery, Dr N Jithendran of Aware Global Hospitals, said, “To take something that is literally dead and all of a sudden to see life in it again is extremely gratifying. Life had been restored to the hand that earlier in the day was dead. The operation was at last a success and the patient a very lucky man.”