Arumina’s amputated leg operated upon
A surgery was conducted on the amputated leg of volleyball player Arunima Sinha at AIIMS on Friday.delhi Updated: Apr 22, 2011 23:59 IST
A surgery was conducted on the amputated leg of volleyball player Arunima Sinha at AIIMS on Friday. Doctors said it was done to reduce infection. In an hour-long surgery, doctors applied vacuum assisted closure that would help bring down the bacterial load in the infected leg.
The 23-year-old athlete lost her left leg after being pushed off a moving train by robbers near Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh on April 11. She was shifted from a Lucknow hospital to AIIMS Trauma Centre on April 18 after she developed an infection in her amputated leg.
“Her condition is stable. We conducted two surgeries on the amputated leg to reduce the infection level. We applied the VAC device which will reduce the swelling, heal dead tissues and clean some infection,” the Trauma Centre head Dr MC Misra said. VAC is a device that has low intensity suction pipes which are attached to a wound to drain out infected fluid. “By Monday, we hope to see some results,” Misra said.
Sinha has also fractured her right leg and spine and suffered head injuries in the accident.
Arunima’s spine also fractured
National-level volleyball player Arunima Sinha has a fracture in her spine too, said doctors at AIIMS. “We did her spine assessment and the CT-scan of the spine showed a fracture there,” said AIIMS Trauma Centre chief Dr MC Misra.
The CT-scan was conducted after she complained of severe pain in the back. About three days ago, her haemoglobin level had fallen drastically and she had to be given blood and plasma.