DMCH docs per­form com­plex surgery on 5-yr-old

HT Ludhiana Live - - City - HT Live Cor­re­spon­dent lud­hi­ana@hin­dus­tan­ LUD­HI­ANA:

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.

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