AIIMS Doctors Patch a Farmer’s Wounded Forearm

A 28-year-old farmer from Dantewada, Chhattisgarh got a new chance at life when his right forearm, which sustained deep cuts due to an accident was patched up by a team of plastic surgeons at AIIMS hospital, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
As per reports, the farmer sustained several deep cuts in his forearm. His main blood vessels were cut off and the tissues that attach muscle to the bone were cut.

The head of plastic surgery department Dr. Jiten Kumar Mishra said, “If the surgery was delayed it could have been life-threatening and would result in non-functionality of his hand for lifetime. Emergency revascularization- the restoration of perfusion to a body part was essential or else the viability of the hand would have been jeopardized.”
The major arteries of hand, nerve and all the tendons were repaired from vein graft which was harvested from his leg.
Post-operative blood flow in both the arteries was found to be normal. The farmer was being given physiotherapy for rehab. “There was some movement in the hand and the patient will be better soon,” said Dr Mishra.
The patient was operated in emergency by the team including Dr Jiten Kumar Mishra, Dr Shamendra Anand Sahu, Dr Prachi Sirmore with anaesthesia team led by Dr Chinmay Panda and Dr Chandan Dey.

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