- In a 17 hour marathon surgery, doctors at BLK Hospital restored a man's severed wrist.
- Kamlesh is a 22-year-old labourer whose wrist got stuck into a machine and had to be ripped off at a local hospital.
- With the severed part in an ice packet, collegues rushed Kamlesh to BLK Superspecialty Hospital for surgery.
- According to Dr. Lokesh Kumar, Director and HoD of BLK Centre for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, even a minute wasted could have been detrimental to the success of the surgery.
- The surgery was challenging as the severed part consisted of amshed arteries and nerves which had to be rejoined for the proper functioning of the hand again.
- After tendon and nerve repair a microscopic surgery was performed and then started the replantation surgery which went on until next day.
- Kamlesh was discharged on the next day and is having a speedy improvement.
- Though he is able to move his fingers and wrist partially yet as said by Dr. Kumar, it would take almost six weeks for Kamlesh to naturally regenerate his bone strength and muscle movement.
Source: Business Standard