First ever intramedullary nailing of long bones done at SDH Pampore

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PAMPORE: The orthopaedic surgery team at sub district hospital (SDH) Pampore performed the first ever intramedullary nailing of tibia in two patients having fracture in leg bones. “This is a step closer to making surgical fracture management more accessible to patients at peripheral health institutions,” the officials told Kashmir Reader. They said two cases of leg bone fracture were treated at SDH Pampore using minimally invasive fracture fixation under C-Arm, equipment used in orthopaedic surgeries. The patients included an 18-year-old boy of Frestabal Pampore with fracture tibia and a 55-year-old woman with fracture in both bones of right leg (compound). “In both cases, CRIF was done using interlocked nailing under CArm control,” officials said. C-Arm is a type of X-ray machine which helps us to demonstrate the current position and location of a fracture during surgery in OT table. In-charge Block Medical Officer Pampore, Dr. Mohammad Yousuf said he was very grateful to the team of orthopaedics which include Dr Sharief Wani (Consultant Orthopaedics), Dr Tajamul Hussain (Consultant Anaesthesia), Dr Abdullah (MS Ortho), Abdul Rashid (Sr OT Technician) and other paramedical staff, who carried the surgeries. “This would relieve patients from taking long drives to Srinagar and such kind of surgeries would be done to them at their door steps,” Dr Yousuf told Kashmir Reader, adding that no such surgery was even carried in district hospital. Locals have appreciated the doctors and have stressed that more such efforts need to be carried by doctors. “Since the hospital falls close to highway, it could work as a trauma centre and would be of immense help to people