Complex Thumb Re-plantation Surgery at Krims Hospital – A Remarkable Medical Achievement


Nagpur: A remarkable medical feat unfolded at KRIMS Hospital as a pharmacy student from Madhya Pradesh underwent complex thumb replantation surgery. The young patient found himself in a critical situation after a traumatic thumb amputation incident while greasing his sports bike chain. The unfortunate event resulted in a significant portion of his right thumb being severed, leading to compromised blood supply, and damage to nerve tissues & blood vessels. Recognizing the severity of the injury, the patient’s family rushed him to a local hospital.

However, they were advised to seek treatment at the hospital with advanced surgical capabilities. The patient and his family were directed to seek services at KRIMS Hospitals, and the hospital at Nagpur was intimated about the same. The hospital facilitated a green corridor within the hospital premises, streamlining the patient’s admission process. The dedicated medical team at KRIMS Hospital swung into action with efficiency and expertise. The trauma teams, along with staff nurses, ward personnel, and surgical staff, stood ready for the intricate procedure. Within a few minutes of the patient’s arrival, the complex surgery commenced, bypassing bureaucratic delays often associated with medical emergencies. Leveraging advanced surgical facilities and a state-of-the-art surgical microscope, the skilled surgical team successfully performed the delicate thumb replantation surgery. The meticulous precision and coordinated teamwork exhibited by the surgical team were instrumental in reconstructing the nerves and soft tissues. The patient was discharged after stabilization with a beaming “life saved” smile on his face.

KRIMS Hospitals showed commitment to saving lives and restoring hope. Reflecting on the significance of the thumb, often overlooked until its functionality is compromised. The successful outcome of this surgery highlights the critical role played by medical advancements and skilled healthcare professionals. As the patient continues to recover, his journey serves, as a reminder of the transformative impact of modern medicine in preserving vital functionalities and rewriting life.

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