Arunima to undergo another surgery on her amputated leg
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 19:42
New Delhi: Doctors at AIIMS treating national-level volleyball player Arunima Sinha, on Tuesday said they will conduct another two rounds of surgery in a few days for infection reduction on her amputated leg before performing operation for other injuries she has suffered.

"Since she has responded well to the treatment for the infection in her amputated leg, we have decided to conduct another two sittings of vacuum assisted closure (VAC) wound therapy. Once the wound heals we will analyse the right leg," Trauma Centre head M C Misra said.

VAC therapy is a process in which a device, having low intensity suction pipes, are attached to a wound to drain out infected fluid.

Yesterday Misra had said they will perform surgery for her other injuries today.

23-year-old Arunima, who lost her left leg after being pushed out by robbers from a running train near Bareilly in UP on April 11, was shifted from a Lucknow hospital to AIIMS Trauma Centre on April 18 after she developed an infection in her amputated leg.

She had undergone two rounds of surgery last week for reducing the bacterial load in the infected amputated leg.

Arunima had also got fractures on her right leg and spine and suffered head injuries in the incident.

Misra said, "For treatment of fracture in the spine, the only cure is complete bed rest. Once her wounds heal, we will open the plaster of the right leg and see if the bone have joined or not. If not joined we will conduct a surgery for it."


First Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 19:42

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