Doctors re-implant hand at SKIMS

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SRINAGAR: A team of doctors in the Department of Plastic Surgery SKIMS performed hand re-implantation of a three-year-old child. The surgeons re-implanted three digits of the hand in the child whose hand had got stuck in the wheel of a motor cycle.
An official statement said that in a 14-hour-long surgery, the team of surgeons was able to re-implant all the three digits of the child.
“Usually small children are a challenge for these kinds of surgeries as the vessel size and tissues are very delicate and small but all this becomes possible by proper expertise and the availability of high end equipment like operating microscopes, micro instruments and delicate sutures,” elaborated Dr. Adil Hafiz, HOD Plastic Surgery.
The doctors who conducted surgery successfully included Dr. Mir Mohsin, Dr. Haroon under the supervision of head of the department Dr. Adil Hafiz.
Director SKIMS Dr. Omar Javed Shah congratulated the department for successfully conducting the surgery saying SKIMS has taken a lead in conducting challenging procedures.
“Re-implantation surgery of a hand is a challenge world over, as the hand is one of the primary organs to function in the body. Loss of hand can lead to a severe disability as well as loss of earning capacity of an individual,” Dr. Shah said.