Completely replaces the pelvic bone and multiple fractures in a patient whose two wheeler collided with a moving train and thus, was grievously injured
Fifty-five-year old Vijay Kumar Singh from Chirkunda, Jharkhand, has recently recovered from a complex surgery done by Apollo Hospitals. His (Singh) pelvic bone was completely shattered and, he also suffered from multiple fractures post an accident. His (Singh) two-wheeler collided with a moving train and the injuries were life threatening. Singh was attended by the doctors at the Apollo Hospitals after he was diagnosed with a pelvic fracture, fracture sacrum, fracture of all spinous processes of lumbar vertebrae, fractured dorsal spine, multiple fractured ribs on both sides, blood in abdomen (hemoperitoneum), and blood in chest (haemothorax).
The accident, and its treatment by Apollo Hospitals, with replacing the pelvic bone in a day’s time; has once again proven their (Apollo’s) expertise in handling critical medical situation. In addition, it can also be considered as a breakthrough in providing quality trauma health care for emergency situations in India.
Although he was immediately rushed to a hospital in Kolkata, his condition worsened prompting his family to look for other options.
Dr Balaji Srinivasan, consultant orthopedic surgeon at Apollo Hospitals was consulted and following his advice, a doctor and nurse from Apollo Hospitals, Chennai travelled to Kolkata and helped shift Singh to Chennai by train.
Mr. Singh was admitted to Apollo Hospitals, Chennai on July 8. A major five-hour pelvic surgery was performed, to fix the big sacral pelvic fracture. After the successful surgery, the patient was mobilized and was put on a wheelchair ready to travel back to his hometown in less than 72 hours.
Commenting about the importance of trauma care, Dr Balaji Srinivasan said, “Trauma care is as important as any other discipline in medicine and it is crucial that every hospital has the necessary comprehensive medical services in place.”