Bangalore surgeons successfully replant crushed avulsed forearm

Surgeons at Mallige Hospital, Bengaluru, successfully replanted a crushed avulsed forearm on a 21 year old garment factory worker.The significance of this replantation is due to the fact that severed limb was avulsed, torn off from the body; it was not a clean cut, where the chances of success are significantly higher.

“The patientand her family were committed to this operation in spite of being informed ofthe complexity and possible outcomes.  Their positive approach, thefact that the patient was brought immediately to the hospital along with a wellpreserved detached limb and that the operation could be performed within the 6hour window were some of the factors contributing to the success” shares DrMahesh G who performed the operation.Dr. Mahesh G is a Microvascular andreconstructive surgeon, with over 10 years’ experience, especially in traumaand onco reconstruction.

It took theteam of surgeons, led by Dr Mahesh with DrManjunathKumar,  Consultant orthopedic surgeon and DrVenkatRaju, Senioranesthetist at Mallige Hospital over 4 hours to perform the operation.

The patientis a 21 year old garment factory worker, married for just 3 months when theaccident occurred. She is doing well now and the replanted forearm isresponding well to the post-operative care.

“Successfulreplantation of an avulsed forearm is extremely rare, unlike in the case of a cleancut and we are happy that the surgical team at Mallige Hospital was able toprevent a young, recently married woman from losing her limb” saysMrVikramSreeram, MD,Mallige Hospital 

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