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Apollo Hospitals, Chennai has successfully performed a complicated Limb saving revascularization procedure on a Georgian patient.

Date: 1 Sep 20

Apollo Hospitals, Chennai has successfully performed a complicated Limb saving revascularization Procedure on a patient from Georgia. The patient sustained a crushing injury in his lower limb during his work on a cargo ship that was stationed near Chennai. Dr Rajarajan Venkatesan, Senior Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals and team moved the patient for emergency surgery with proper protection for COVID prevention. A Limb Saving Revascularization (popliteal artery grafting) procedure and Liberal Leg Fasciotomy was performed by the Vascular and Plastic surgery team. Due to extreme injury, patient had developed deadly infection due to the crushed muscles. Dr Ram Gopalakrishnan, Consultant Infectious Disease, Apollo Hospitals helped treat the infections. The patient also underwent many Debridement Surgeries to remove the infected and dead muscle tissue, received broad spectrum antibiotics, and after one month of a long fight he recovered from the infection.

 

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