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Critical surgeries put two infants on road to recovery

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Andhra Hospitals doctors led by their CEO P.V. Ramana Murthy explaining the process of treating two infants for their slit throats in Vijayawada on Saturday.PHOTO: RAJU. V
Andhra Hospitals doctors led by their CEO P.V. Ramana Murthy explaining the process of treating two infants for their slit throats in Vijayawada on Saturday.PHOTO: RAJU. V

A team of doctors of Andhra Hospitals here carried out a rare emergency life-saving surgery on infants from Khammam district and are now fully recovered.

The two – a four-month-old male child B. Rama Krishna Reddy and 20-month-old sibling B. Jagruthi – were brought to the hospital with throats slit and in a semi-conscious state unable to talk, said hospital CEO PV Raman Murthy at a press conference here.

The team of doctors performed some critical surgeries and ensured that the transaction of trachea was rectified from a condition where they were in a pool of blood. The ENT surgeon with the help of a paediatrician, general surgeon, intensive care specialist, and anaesthetist attended them round-the-clock to bring them back to life. Mother Saritha of babies said they were unable to breath properly, which was restored and put on 72-hour observation. Mother also had external cut, which was sutured and dressed.

Knee replacement

NRI General Hospital medical superintendent Butchi Babu said Sriramulu, a native of Ongole, underwent a rare total knee replacement for burnout tuberculosis at the hospital performed by Sivaiah Potla. Sriramulu, 60-year-old patient, was suffering from severe pain in the left knee joint for the past 10 years.

Previously he had tuberculosis on the left knee joint for which he underwent synovectomy surgery followed by nine months of anti-tuberculosis medication.

“But his knee was worn-out and had become crooked. He was unable to walk and unable to attend to the daily activities. At that stage he consulted our joint replacement specialist Dr. Sivaiah,” said Mr. Babu in arelease.

The doctor advised a left total knee replacement and after the surgery the knee become straight and the patient was able to walk within 24 hours and attend to regular physiotherapy.

“He can now climb the stairs after the fifth day of the operation,” the doctor added.

The two, from Khammam district, were brought to hospital with throats slit


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