In a case of conviction by doctors, a team of doctors at Citizens Speciality Hospital in Hyderabad performed a limb restoration surgery on a 22-year-old.
The surgery of amputated wrist surgery was done by a team of experienced orthopedic surgeons in the twin cities. The team also had plastic surgeons on board, backed by an expert team of anesthesiologists.
Twenty-two-year-old Harish happens to be a machine operator in a beverage factory in Nandigram near Sangareddy. His right wrist got amputated by accident while working on a machine. Luckily for him, his co-workers put the wrist in a plastic bag with ice and rushed him to a nearby hospital. He was then shifted to Citizens Speciality Hospital in Nallagandla.
When he arrived at the hospital, he was in shock due to blood loss. He was stabilized and wheeled into the emergency operation theatre. Dr. Vasudeva Juvvadi and Dr. Kilaru Praful from orthopedics and Dr. Venkatesh Babu and Dr. Sasidhar Reddy from plastic surgery started the marathon surgery of saving and replanting the hand.
Young males who have occupational exposure to different machines are predominantly affected by hand trauma. Hand amputation is one of the most debilitating injuries. In case of replantation, rushing the patient to the hospital within six hours and preserving the limb is of prime importance for good results, shares Dr. Ashok Raju Gottemukkala, head & senior consultant, Dept of Orthopedics.
For the unversed, in India, the first 60 minutes after a trauma is considered the ‘golden hour’ of trauma.