Arunima undergoes surgery in AIIMS

New Delhi: Doctors at AIIMS on Friday conducted a surgery on the amputated leg of national-level volleyball player Arunima Sinha to reduce infection.

In the one-hour-long surgery, doctors applied a device– vacuum assisted closure — that would help to bring down the bacterial load in the infected amputated leg.

23-year-old Arunima alias Sonu, who lost her left leg after being pushed out by robbers from a running train near Bareilly in UP on April 11, was shifted from a Lucknow hospital to AIIMS Trauma Centre on April 18 after she developed an infection in her amputated leg.

“Her condition is stable. We conducted two surgeries on the amputated leg to reduce the infection level. We applied the VAC device which will reduce the swelling, heal dead tissues and clean some infection,” the Trauma Centre head Dr M C Misra said.

VAC is a device having low intensity suction pipes which are attached to a wound to drain out infected fluid.

“By Monday we hope to see some results,” Misra said.

Arunima also got fractures on her right leg and spine and suffered head injuries in the incident.