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Dads arm reattached in pioneering surgery after it was ripped off by train

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A man's arm was saved after being sliced off by a train when his friends carried it to hospital in a plastic bag (Picture: SWNS) 

A mans arm was saved after being sliced off by a train when his friends carried it to hospital in a plastic bag (Picture: SWNS)

A man whose arm was ripped off by a train has had it reattached to his body after a ground-breaking seven-hour operation.

Ahmedabad Gujarat, 28, had been waiting to board a late night service when he slipped and fell into a gap between the platform and the train.

The dad-of-three, from Mumbai, west India, then saw the train carriage run over and slice off his limb.

Gujarat, from Mumbai, west India, was rushed to hospital while his friends carried his unattached arm in a plastic bag.

He was admitted to the plastic surgery unit where doctors carried out the pioneering surgery to reattach the limb.

A man who got his entire right arm torn off by a train has undergone pioneering surgery to have it reattached. See SWNS story SWOCarm; Ahmedabad Gujarat, 28, had been waiting to board a late night service when he suddenly slipped and fell in a gap between the platform and the train.The dad-of-three, from Mumbai, west India, then saw the train carriage run over and slice off his limb. Gujarat, from Mumbai, west India, was rushed to hospital while his friends carried his unattached arm in a plastic bag. He was admitted to the plastic surgery unit last month where doctors carried out a seven-hour operation to reattach the limb. After the successful operation, Gujarat underwent several skin grafting surgeries for the remaining raw areas. Consultant Dr Nitin Ghag said: "Any amputation and amputations of upper extremities, in particular, have a major impact on patients' lives, as loss of function can not affect his daily life but also hinder social interactions and capacity for work. "As major amputation occur frequently with high-energy trauma, accompanied by various and occassionally life-threatening injuries, it is important to primarily address those injuries to save the patient's life. "The decision between salvaging or amputating a limb must be made rapidly,"

Ahmedabad Gujarat, 28, has had pioneering surgery to reattach his arm (Picture: India Photo Agency/SWNS)

A man who got his entire right arm torn off by a train has undergone pioneering surgery to have it reattached. See SWNS story SWOCarm; Ahmedabad Gujarat, 28, had been waiting to board a late night service when he suddenly slipped and fell in a gap between the platform and the train.The dad-of-three, from Mumbai, west India, then saw the train carriage run over and slice off his limb. Gujarat, from Mumbai, west India, was rushed to hospital while his friends carried his unattached arm in a plastic bag. He was admitted to the plastic surgery unit last month where doctors carried out a seven-hour operation to reattach the limb. After the successful operation, Gujarat underwent several skin grafting surgeries for the remaining raw areas. Consultant Dr Nitin Ghag said: "Any amputation and amputations of upper extremities, in particular, have a major impact on patients' lives, as loss of function can not affect his daily life but also hinder social interactions and capacity for work. "As major amputation occur frequently with high-energy trauma, accompanied by various and occassionally life-threatening injuries, it is important to primarily address those injuries to save the patient's life. "The decision between salvaging or amputating a limb must be made rapidly,"

The dad-of-three had fallen between the gap at a train station (Picture: India Photo Agency/SWNS)

After the successful operation, Gujarat underwent several skin grafting surgeries for the remaining raw areas.

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It is not yet known if he will regain feeling in his arm.

However, his doctors have said there are other benefits of reattaching his arm.

Consultant Dr Nitin Ghag said: Any amputation and amputations of upper extremities, in particular, have a major impact on patients lives, as loss of function cannot affect his daily life but also hinder social interactions and capacity for work.

A man who got his entire right arm torn off by a train has undergone pioneering surgery to have it reattached. See SWNS story SWOCarm; Ahmedabad Gujarat, 28, had been waiting to board a late night service when he suddenly slipped and fell in a gap between the platform and the train.The dad-of-three, from Mumbai, west India, then saw the train carriage run over and slice off his limb. Gujarat, from Mumbai, west India, was rushed to hospital while his friends carried his unattached arm in a plastic bag. He was admitted to the plastic surgery unit last month where doctors carried out a seven-hour operation to reattach the limb. After the successful operation, Gujarat underwent several skin grafting surgeries for the remaining raw areas. Consultant Dr Nitin Ghag said: "Any amputation and amputations of upper extremities, in particular, have a major impact on patients' lives, as loss of function can not affect his daily life but also hinder social interactions and capacity for work. "As major amputation occur frequently with high-energy trauma, accompanied by various and occassionally life-threatening injuries, it </br><a href=https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/16/dads-arm-reattached-in-pioneering-surgery-after-it-was-ripped-off-by-train-9972316/><strong>Read More – Source</strong></a></p>
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