Parvathy Hospital, Chennai, announced that they had successfully conducted a complicated multiple surgical treatment to a patient who sustained extensive Crush Injury to the left foot while working with a power drill machine. The highly complex surgical treatment and procedure was conducted by team of surgeons headed by Dr. V.T.S. Arul Sivakumar, Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Dharmaraj, Orthopedic Surgeon, Parvathy Hospital to a 32-year-old patient enabling him to walk on his own without any support.
The patient from Tiruvannamalai district, Suresh K had earlier sustained a grievous injury to his left foot while he was working with a power drill machine. Initially he was admitted to a nearby hospital where the wound was cleaned and multiple wires were fixed. Later the patient developed a large area of skin muscle, both the upper side and lower side and patient went into septicemia. And the patient was advised for a surgical removal of his limb to save his life.
With intense fear, the patient approached Parvathy Hospital for further treatment. A team of doctors completely examined the patient and advised him for an immediate surgery to avoid risk of his limb from being removed. Dr. V.T.S. Arul Sivakumar, Plastic Surgeon, Parvathy Hospital said, “After thorough examination of the patient, we immediately advised him and performed a surgery. Initially we resuscitated PT and executed technique of multiple wiring and the wounds were cleaned. Later he underwent a surgery wound debridement for medically removing his dead tissues. The unique technique of Vacuum assisted wound closure, VAC application was performed to the patient on the same day to save his limb”.
He further said, “There were large wound of 20x10 cm in the upper side and 10 x 15 cm on planter side of the foot including leg. During the treatment, all his wounds were covered with skin taken from the patient’s own body and final surgery was performed to him. Finally, all wounds were healed and all wires were completely removed and the patient was able to walk on his own within 2-weeks”.
The recovered patient said, “The previous hospital advised for an amputation for my injury. The extreme fear held me to look for a treatment that can save my leg. Parvathy Hospital gave a hope for reverse risk of amputation. The treatment was faster than expected with my wounds being fully healed and I was able to walk without any support and now I am back to my job”.