Extensively disfigured face of RTA victim reconstructed at OCHRI

Dr. Sameer Jahagirdar & Dr. Rajesh Atal lead TEAM OCHRI

Recently one 22 years, young male from Hinganghat was brought to OCHRI casualty at 4am on 01.01.2018. He had h/o Road traffic accident (RTA) with fall from bike on 31st December’s night at Hinganghat with gross contamination of wounds with multiple facial avulsion injuries. Emergency assessment and First aid was rendered by on duty Intensivist Dr. Santosh Gadge, CMO Dr. Milind Gujar and Sr. Papita Kokata. After initial assessment he was admitted in CCU- Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur under care of Dr. Rajesh Atal, Critical Care Physician, Dr. Sameer Jahagirdar, Plastic Surgeon and Dr. Husain Bhati, Neuro Surgeon, OCHRI.

He was thoroughly investigated at OCHRI. On detailed examination, it was noted that he had Rt. Nasal Ala, nasal sill, columella avulsion, upper lip thru & thru avulsion injury extending up to Rt. Cheek with upper incisor teeth loss, avulsion injury Rt. Lower eye lid extending up to Rt. Nasolabial fold, avulsion injury forehead with multiple lacerated wound. He was given blood transfusion and daily bedside dressing & debridement to reduce the contamination since the wounds were totally dark due to road tar and dust. He was planned for delayed reconstruction surgery.

Dr. Sameer Jahagirdar performed the intricate reconstructive surgery of avulsion injuries of forehead, upper lip, cheek & nasal Ala, nasal sil, columella with meticulous suturing and multiple advancements of flap. Dr. Sweety Pasari provided the necessary anesthesia while Sr. Jayshree and Sr. Sarika assisted them. Dr. Rajesh Atal looked after the medical pre & post-operative part of management and stabilized the patient during the course of recovery. The team was ably backed by round the clock stationed Intensivists Namely Dr. Ashish Shukla, Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr. Roshan Jawlekar, Dr. Neha Agarwal, Dr. Shivam Puniyani and Dr. Akshay Burlawar.

Dr. Nishikant Lokhande, Dr. Prashant Shende, Dr. Milind Pande and Dr. Kavita Kubde provided elaborate timely diagnostic backup while Dr. Anit Prakash and Dr. Kavita Dhurvey led the team of medical officers.

He was successfully treated and discharged home on 10.01.2018. Relatives thanked TEAM OCHRI for the comprehensive care delivered to their patient. OCHRI is recognized and well equipped to facilitate all types of Polytrauma cases as a dedicated multi-disciplinary Polytrauma treatment team consisting of Critical Care Physicians, Neurosurgeons, Orthopedicians, Maxillofacial surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Nutritionists and Rehabilitation services along with allied diagnostics are all available under one roof.

On behalf of OCHRI management led by Chairman Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair; Dr. Anup Marar, OCHRI Director has complimented TEAM OCHRI including all specialists, medical officers, nursing and paramedical staff and diagnosticians for this commendable collaboration.