Evercare Chattogram replants amputated hand successfully
It was a very time-consuming and complicated surgery which require advanced technology and management.
Evercare Hospital Chattogram has successfully replanted an amputated hand of a patient.
During a press conference at the hospital yesterday, Dr Rivu Raj Chakraborty, a trauma surgery specialist, said the right hand of Mokarrom Hossain, 42, was severed in an attack by criminals in Moheshkhali of Cox's Bazar on January 11.
Local police sent Mokarram, driver of a CNG-run three-wheeler, to the hospital along with his severed hand.
"With the consent of the patient and his family, we decided to perform a quick surgery," Dr Rivu Raj said.
The bones, blood vessels, nerves and muscles of his hand were attached through an 11-hour surgery, he added.
It was a very time-consuming and complicated surgery which require advanced technology and management, he said, adding, "We are glad that we could conduct the surgery successfully."
After the surgery, the patient was kept under proper observation and he was able to go home after eight days, the physician said. While talking to reporters at the conference, Mokarrom said, "I express my sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr Rivu Raj and his team. My family and I are very satisfied with the management and overall services of the hospital. I am now doing well and can move my wrist now."
Dr Rivu Raj's team members, cardiovascular surgery specialist Dr Md Sanaul Haque Sarkar and the patient's relatives were also present at the press conference.