picNoida / New Delhi : It was a veritable reconstruction miracle. Thanks to flawless reconstruction surgery, a man who had nearly lost his badly mauled hand was handed a hand as before by Jaypee hospital doctors.

Kuldip Kumar, a 41-year-old resident of Agra, faced a life-altering challenge when his hand was severely injured in a tragic accident. With only 10% of his hand remaining attached to his body, Kuldip embarked on a journey that led him to Jaypee Hospital in Noida, where Dr. Saurabh Kumar Gupta, Associate Director, Department of Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery and his skilled team defied the odds and successfully restored his hand to its former glory.

The Struggle

After the accident, Kuldip Kumar and his family were met with a series of discouraging opinions from local hospitals in Agra. Multiple medical professionals suggested amputation as the only option, leaving the Kumar family feeling desperate and disheartened. Determined to explore all possibilities, they refused to give up and continued their search for a solution that could potentially save Kuldip’s hand.

A Glimmer of Hope

After numerous setbacks, Kuldip’s journey took a turn for the better when he was referred to Jaypee Hospital in Noida. Here, he met Dr. Saurabh Gupta, a renowned reconstructive surgeon with a reputation for handling complex cases. Kuldip’s condition was assessed with great urgency, and the medical team understood the gravity of the situation due to the considerable blood loss that had occurred over the six-hour period since the incident.

The Surgical Triumph

Dr. Saurabh Gupta and his team swiftly took Kuldip into surgery for a procedure that would prove to be both intricate and challenging. The surgeons opted for replantation of the hand with revascularisation through microsurgery. Dr.Saurabh Gupta Associate Director, Department of Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery said, “The successful procedure included microvascular anastomosis which is a sophisticated surgical procedure that involves the delicate joining of tiny blood vessels, often using sutures finer than a human hair. This technique is used to re-establish blood flow and circulation in small vessels, such as those found in extremities like fingers, toes, or in cases like Kuldip Kumar’s, at the elbow. By carefully reconnecting these vessels, we ensured that the proper blood supply reaches the reattached body part, promoting healing and preventing tissue damage.

The complex procedure also involved grafting tissue from the patient’s thighs to cover the exposed areas of the injured hand. This technique, known as skin grafting, entails taking a thin layer of healthy skin from one part of the body (in this case, the thighs) and placing it over the wounded area. The transplanted skin serves as a protective barrier, promoting healing by preventing infection, reducing pain, and aiding in the regeneration of new tissue.”

This remarkable surgery not only revitalized hope for Kuldip and his family but also highlighted the exceptional expertise and dedication of Jaypee Hospital’s medical team. Kuldip Kumar thanked doctors for saving his hand from being amputated.