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A Recuperated Limb, Post-necrotizing Fasciitis of Forearm

Balakumaran Arunagiri, Gokul D Yatheendranathan, KR Dinesh, A Naren Kumar, Swathi Vellaichamy

Keywords : Amputation of forearm, Necrotizing fasciitis, Recuperated limb, Serial debridement

Citation Information : Arunagiri B, Yatheendranathan GD, Dinesh K, Kumar AN, Vellaichamy S. A Recuperated Limb, Post-necrotizing Fasciitis of Forearm. 2022; 5 (3):76-78.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03152

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Traumatic injury and infections of the limb are one of the leading causes of amputation, which is more common in the lower limb than the upper limb, necrotizing fasciitis of the hand and upper arm is quite rare. Here we have discussed a 60-year-old male daily labor, who came to surgical OPD with an h/o thorn prick in the right hand and subsequently developed an ulcer and ascending cellulitis to the forearm, eventually necrotizing fasciitis of the right arm and was referred to our hospital for amputation. But with the unfeigned attempt at limb saving management and the patient's strong hope and will, he got his arm back and was able to do trivial works and personal care by himself with his recuperated limb.

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