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Saving Patient’s Lower Right Limb from Amputation at Arar Central Hospital
05 April 2017
Arar Central Hospital has received a 37-year-ol Saudi patient, referred from Domat Al-Jandal General Hospital to save his lower right limb; as he was suffering from acute limb ischemia (ALI) in this limb after a crane accident. The patient was suffering fractures below the right femur extending to the knee joint, with a knee injury, an arterial injury and a thrombosis in the femoral artery supplying the thigh and leg. Thus, the patient was urgently referred to the hospital to save his lower right limb, as a delay in its treatment might have led to its amputation.
Thanks to Allah, the medical team, represented by Dr. Ramadan Attawanah, a Cardiothoracic Surgery Consultant, and Dr. Mustafa El Hajar, a Consultant of Orthopedic Surgery, managed to make rapid intervention, by means of fixing the fracture with an external fixator, repairing the joint surface, removing the thrombosis from the main femoral artery and repairing it. The patient has been put under observation for more than a week after the surgery, and his health status is now stable, May Allah be praised

Last Update : 09 April 2017 02:16 PM
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