Historic technique used in limb saving surgery

The leg of a 40-year-old road accident victim from Iraq has been saved by doctors in India using a 19th century procedure. Surgeons

Surgeons at Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, employed the cross-leg flap surgery technique in which tissue is lifted from one site and placed on the affected area with an intact blood supply.

They opted for the procedure, which first made an appearance in medical literature in the 1850s, because they determined that newer and more sophisticated procedures were not feasible due to the patient’s precarious condition.

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