Chennai

Truck driver regains use of foot

A 33-year-old man whose right leg was crushed in an accident can now walk again.

J. Albert was working for a logistics company. The trained driver of heavy vehicles met with an accident when he rammed a stationary truck from behind.

His right leg got wedged between the brake and the floor of the truck, damaging the soft tissues, bones and nerves.

According to J. Dharmaraj, foot and ankle surgeon at Parvathy Hospital, who treated him, “he lost several bones in the leg and ankle region and suffered compound fractures. The right hip joint and ankle were dislocated. We salvaged the bones which were left and pieced them together.”

Albert’s company paid some of the hospitalisation cost. Mr. Albert, however, will not be able to feel any sensation in his injured leg.

S. Muthukumar, chairman and chief orthopaedic surgeon of the hospital, said it had a team of surgeons who specialised in orthopaedic trauma care.

“We did the tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) fusion procedure free of cost to the patient considering his economic condition,” Dr. Muthukumar said.

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