A 50 year old woman with a soft tissue tumor of the upper chest
After Cut section of the tumor showing an irregular, fish flesh like appearance
The same patient a year later. No recurrence, free from cancer and a well settled skin graft over the wound
A 55 year old diabetic patient with a severe infective wound ( necrotizing fasciitis ), almost close to death. Previous hospitals suggested amputation of his affected limb
Unbelievable recovery after debridement and skin grafting. The patient seen after a few months. He is now able to stand for 3-4 hours at a time!
Not only is he alive, his limb is fine, able to walk normally with nearly full range of movements, and working again as a waiter in a hotel.
Photo of a child with a degloved forehead, exposed skull bone
The same child, after repositioning and suturing of skin flaps.
Pre op photo of a child with a run over injury to her leg, with an avulsion injury to the common peroneal nerve. Parents anxious if she would ever walk again.
The nerve defect bridged with a nerve graft and wound closed with a skin graft.
The child seen a few months later. Full range of movements. Able to walk normally. Her nerve has recovered completely, thanks to microsurgery. She is an participant in school athletics today! Do watch the video fully.
Left: Patient with a snake bite infection ( necrotizing fasciitis ) of the foot. Right: 2 months later, with a well healed skin graft, which looks nearly normal. Patient returned to her work as a teacher in a balwadi.
Pre op photos of a gentleman whose leg was mangled and crushed beyond recognition after a lorry ran over it
Immediate post op photo – after closure of the defect with muscle flaps and skin grafting
The same leg just 2 months later. Hard to believe, isn’t it? This man is back on his feet thanks to a wonderful team effort between our plastic surgery and orthopaedic teams!
Left: A shattered ear, courtesy road traffic accident. The crushed and avulsed ear cartilage and contamination are visible. Right: The same ear post repair. Unbelievable isn’t it?
A patient with a common, distressing condition called pilonidal sinus, suffering in silence with persistent discharge from the perianal area, with no solution in sight earlier. He was operated elsewhere earlier, with recurrence within one month!
The tract specimen after a radical excision. Note the strands of hair at the bottom of the specimen.
Closure of the large defect with a technique called Limberg flap
The same patient seen after 6 months. No recurrence, a barely visible scar, and finally a long lasting solution to an embarassing problem!
We are the leading trauma centre in Trichy, with a large variety of reconstructive surgery done for trauma . With a full fledged trauma team, we deal with defects all over the body, small and large, with emphasis not just to cover a wound, but to make it visually appealing. Pioneering work has been done in the management of diabetic foot by our institute, with patients who have earlier suffered with chronic problems, managing with dressing after dressing, going back with a one shot solution to their problems. The spectrum of reconstructive surgery is large, and a few samples are given below for you to see.