Doctors successfully replant amputated fingertip at Gleneagles Global Health city

Doctors successfully replant amputated fingertip at Gleneagles Global Health city

Doctors successfully replant amputated fingertip at Gleneagles Global Health city

22-year-old man underwent a complex surgery of two amputated fingers

The right preservation method of amputated part helped the doctors to replant the fingertips

Chennai, January 21st, 2020: A 22-year-old man went through a challenging and complicated surgery of replan ting of two amputated fingers which was successfully performed by the team of proficient surgeons at Gleneagle s Global Health City. Two amputated fingers were reattached by microvascular surgery, which lasted for 10 ho urs. The right preservation method of the amputated part helped the doctors to replant the fingertips, done under a microscope using suture material which is thinner than hair.

Dr Selva SeethaRaman, Head of the Department, Institute of Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive surgery, Gleneagles Global Health City says “Finger amputations can be reattached successfully irrespective of the level of cut. However it is ideal that the amputated part is brought to the hospital within six hours from the accident. But for distal finger amputation few more hours of delay is not a problem. It is also important to properly preserve the amputated part before reaching the hospital.”

 A 22-year-old man from Chennai injured his right hand while ope rating a cutting machine in his company. The 2nd and 3rd fingers of his right hand got amputated while doing his work. Since, there was significant blood loss and the patient was anxious, doctors reass ured and stabilized him in the emergency room before shifting to the operation theatre. It was a distal amputation of the fingertip just behind the nail complex. After confirming that the tissues and blood vessels were in good condition, doctors decided to proceed with reattaching the cut parts to the respective fingertips.

Replantation is the surgical procedure of re- attaching a cut (amputated) part of the body and this is commonly done for fingers and hands. The surgery involves joining the bone, tendons (structures that move the fingers), blood vessels (arteries and veins) and nerves. Especially, in this case, because the cut was very close to the fing ertip, the size of the blood vessels was very small – (less than 0.8mm) in diameter and joining the blood vessels was technically the most challenging part of the entire procedure added Dr Selva SeethaRaman.

The patient was discharged after 7 days and followed up in the outpatient department until the wound healed. The patient started on mobilization and physiotherapy exercises progressively. Near normal range of movem ents achieved post-surgery

  About Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai:

Gleneagles Global Health City, the sprawling 21-acre facility located in Perumbakkam, Chennai is the largest facility of Gleneagles Global Hospitals India. With a capacity of over 1000 beds and accreditations from leading agencies, the facility is Asia’s most trusted and leading Multi-Organ Transplant Centre. The hospital has und ertaken several path-breaking Liver, Neuro, Heart, Lung and Kidney procedures. It is recognized by several intern ational and national level accrediting agencies. World-class infrastructure, dedicated staff and a com mitment for medical excellence are the USPs of this facility. The hospital has several achievements to its credit and continues to work on several pioneering procedures.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals has multi-super speciality hospitals in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai. The brand is the most preferred hospital group for multi-organ transplants in Asia region. The parent entity of Gleneagles Global Hospitals is IHH Healthcare, a leading premium integrated healthcare provider with a netw ork of 84 hospitals and more than 16,000 licensed beds. It is one of the largest healthcare groups in the world by market capitalisation and is listed in the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia and Main Board of SGX-ST. IHH is a lea ding player in the home markets of Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and India, and in their key growth markets of China and Hong Kong.