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Vasai doctors reattach teen’s amputated wrist

The surgery took nine hours

mumbai Updated: Oct 02, 2016 23:56 IST
Ram Parmar
Ram Parmar
Hindustan Times
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After a nine hour surgery beginning from 6.00 am to 3.00am, doctors managed to reattach Hussain’s palm and wrist.(HT Photo)

19-year-old Manuwar Hussain, daily wage labourer in a paper cutting factory in Sativli,Vasai (E) nearly lost his right wrist after it was severed by the razor-sharp blades of a slicing machine on Saturday evening. Hussain had been cutting paper logs when the accident occurred, leaving his palm dangling from his forearm.

As he was bleeding profusely, the company offered him first aid and rushed him to Arth Hospital,Vasai. After a nine hour surgery beginning from 6.00 am to 3.00am, doctors managed to reattach his palm and wrist. Hussain will regain the use of his wrist after six months of rest,said doctors.

“This was one of our toughest surgeries, as the portion was completely amputated. It took us around 9 hours to rejoin the palm and wrist as we had to rejoin all the nerves and take care of various tissues,” said the surgeon,who did not wish to be identified.

“We will take care of Hussain’s medical expenses and pay his monthly salary till he is fully fit. This is an unfortunate incident,” said a company official.

Not the first incident

The incident exposed the hazardous conditions in which most industrial units in Vasai and Virar thrive. On September 20, a labourer in a steel unit in Vasai was injured when his hand slipped into a machine and his entire elbow got amputated. After a four-hour surgery, doctors at the Arth Hospital managed to reattach the elbow with his right hand. He has been advised to rest for nine months before he goes back to work.

First Published: Oct 02, 2016 23:56 IST