On May 1 , the child was playing in a swing where her father was mowing the grass with a sharp machete. She accidently slipped from the swing and fell on the machete, injuring her legs. She suffered a near total amputation of her left leg just below the knee joint.
The grieving father rushed the girl to Sparsh hospital in Bengaluru, 320 kms away from his village.
A team of orthopedics and plastic surgeons successfully performed the reconstructive surgery on the leg. Now the girl is shifted out of the paediatric ICU. By quick presence of mind of the father and with the timely medical help of the doctors at Sparsh hospital , the girl’ leg is saved.
Doctors said in cases like this, the amputated body part should be wrapped with a moist cloth, sealed in a clean plastic bag and put in a mixture of ice and water. The part should not be in contact with ice.