Mangalore: Surgeons of Father Muller save young man’s hand from amputation

Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print
Media Release

Mangalore, 24 Nov 2013: The doctors from the department of orthopedics, Father Muller Medical College Hospital performed a rare surgery for the second time. Dr Lathesh Latheef, unit chief of hand and micro surgery, FMMCH and his eminent team of doctors from the department of hand & micro surgery and anesthesiology had the rare distinction of performing one more surgery in restoring the amputated upper limb at the arm level of 29-year-old patient. On a previous occasion they had also performed a unique surgery in restoring an amputated leg.


Raheem (name changed), a pickup driver by profession who also prepares wooden boxes for sound system, lives with his wife and two children in Vittal. On November 17 when he was working on the wood cutting machine preparing the wooden boxes, it rammed on his right hand and also his leg, amputating his right upper limb at the arm level and causing minor injury to his leg.





Dr Lathesh Latheef said, ‘An artery which supplies blood to the upper limb was cut. After three hours of prolonged surgery the blood supply was restored and revascularization was achieved, in addition the nerves and muscles were repaired and a vein was adapted to play a role of an artery. The fact that the patient reached the hospital within 4 hours of the accident also added to the success of the surgery.’ 

Dr Lathesh further said the patient is recuperating but needs about eight months to recover completely as the nerves have to grow.

Raheem said, ‘Me and my family were shattered by the sight of my hand. I never thought I would come back to normal state. I am grateful to Dr Latheesh Latheef and his team for saving me.’

These kinds of rare operations in the hospital are conducted by eminent surgeons whenever such mishaps take place. Father Muller Medical College Hospital provides specialized treatment with latest technology to meet the needs of the patient.


Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print
Write your Comments on this Article
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment   You have characters left.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
Disclaimer: Kindly do not post any abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful material or SPAM. reserves the right to block/ remove without notice any content received from users.
GTI MarigoldGTI Marigold
Anil Studio
Badminton Sports AcademyBadminton Sports Academy

Now open at Al Qusais

Veez Konkani IllustratedVEEZ Konkani

Weekly e-Magazine

New State Bank of India, Customer Service Point
Cool House ConstructionCool House Construction
Uzvaad FortnightlyUzvaad Fortnightly

Call : 91 9482810148

Your ad Here
Power Care
Ryan Intl Mangaluru
pearl printing

Konkani Literature World