What possible and important measures should one take if he/she gets in this situation.
Can the detached part, a finger for example, be reattached?
When it comes to amputations time is gold.
In most cases the fingers of the hand can be reattached, but this depends on many factors, such as the type of accident, the time elapsed since the amputation, the state of preservation of the finger and any complications, such as infections.
In case of a relatively clean cut (for example with an electric saw) the possibility of surgically reattaching the finger with excellent functional recovery could be higher; such possibilities diminish in case of a deeply torn or bruised wound or in some cases, such as if an explosion has literally disintegrated the finger.
What to do in this situation?
May God never let this situation occur with anyone. However just so you may know, Doctors say to-
1. Wrap the amputated part in a gauze or a damp paper towel.
2. Cover it with a wet paper towel with a sterile saline solution (you can also use the solution for contact lenses) or - alternatively - use a tap water or that of a bottle.
3. Squeeze the cloth to remove excess water and use it to wrap the deattached part;
4. Then put it in a polythene and put this polythene into a second polythene containing cold water and ice.
5. Rush towards medical facility immediately.
WARNING: Do not put your finger directly on water or ice. Do not use dry ice. Remember that if you keep your finger well, the chances of being able to reattach will increase, as will the time available to the surgeon.
Do you know?
1. There was a man with surname Zhou, who had lost his hand due to an accident. Although he was immediately taken to the hospital, yet the option for reattachment was not recommended as the surgeons found out that the arm was already severely damaged and is not in a state for reattachment immediately, as would be necessary in these cases.
A detached limb can be reattached if it is possible to complete the intervention within a few hours at most, but for this to be possible it is necessary that the cut is clean so that it is possible to reconnect the tissues.
Now since in this situation it was not possible to reattach the hand with the arm at that time, surgeons decided to temporary attach it to the calf instead. This way it would have been sprayed with blood and could have been preserved for almost unlimited time. Meanwhile, the man's arm could have been cured and prepared to reattach the hand.
A month later, the man went under new operation that lasted ten hours, in which they put his hand back to his arm.
2. There was a very young boy named Virendra who had lost his both hands due to an accident. Now there wasn't even a single finger left and he couldn't even hold a pen. However, the doctors from Safdarjung took a thumb and a finger from the boys feet and attached it to the boy's right hand. Doctors hope that since the boy now has fingers on his right hand he'll at least be able to hold a pen and right.
May God Bless Everyone!!
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article does not in any way replace the intervention or indications of first aid operators and only provides simple suggestions to keep the situation under control awaiting rescue.