DMCH docs perform complex surgery on 5-yr-old
The doctors at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital gave a new lease of life to a five-year-old school student by restoring blood supply to his leg, 15 hours after the injury after a complex reconstruction surgery.
In a recent accident on the Jalandhar-Nakodar highway, where thirteen children were killed and nine were injured due to head- on collision of their school van with a speeding truck, one of the injured survivors: Chanpreet Singh was rushed to a hospital in Jalandhar, where the doctors detected that there is no blood supply in his left leg.
Chanpreet was taken to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital for further treatment. Advanced investigations in the form of CT scan and angiography showed that blood supply was totally cut-off at the level of mid-thigh and the thigh bone was also badly damaged.
An immediate surgery was performed by a team of doctors led by Dr Sanjeev Uppal, professor and head of plastic surgery, along with Dr Harpal Singh, Dr PL Gautam, Dr Puneet Aulakh Pooni, Dr Deepak Bhat and Dr Shireen Shah.
Dr Uppal said, during the surgery, a 7.5 cms defect of the artery, which carries blood to the leg, was reconstructed using a vein graft and the blood supply to the leg was restored after 15 hours of injury. The bone was fixed through external fixation.
Talking to HT, Dr Uppal said the surgery took more than 3 hours adding that some more operations will be performed.
Uppal hops that Chanpreet will walk normally after performing more surgeries but it will take some time. He added that the recovery capacity children is more than that of adults.
Dr Sanjeev Uppal informed that the patient has progressed well after undergoing treatment for such severe trauma injury and was discharged on Tuesday.
Chanpreet’s father Surjeet Singh, a resident of Talwandi Bharon village in Jalandhar had lost his niece and nephew in the same accident in which Chanpreet was seriously injured.
Secretary of DMCH Managing Society Prem Kumar Gupta congratulated the team of doctors for performing such complex surgery successfully.
Doctors giving information about the surgery conducted on Chanpreet Singh who was injured in an accident on the Jalandhar-Nakodar highway, at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana on Tuesday.