A 31 year old Iraqi man is back on his feet after multiple bullet injuries - Medx Health Assistance

A 31 year old Iraqi man is back on his feet after multiple bullet injuries

Living in an unpredictable environment of geopolitical unrest has never been easy for people in Iraq. The same was the life of a 33-year-old man Ali who became a victim of an unexpected multiple gunshot incident. Ali is a simple man who struggles to live peacefully in his country with his family. Everything was going well until he suffered from multiple bullets in his lower back in an attack. He collapsed after the injury and was rushed to the local emergency. He was stabilized by primary care and medications. 

On examination, it was found that Ali had suffered gunshot injuries in his lower back and left hip region. He had also suffered injuries in his upper aspect of the right side of the neck. Bullets went inside his hip bone and it was advised by the local doctors that the bullets should be urgently removed. Because of the trauma, Ali had also suffered from multiple fractures. He was unable to walk or even move.

Ali’s local doctor advised him to get treated at a super-specialized Orthopedic and Neurosurgery health facility. Ali’s family was devastated and they were helpless to even think of taking Ali to different hospitals for getting the treatment he urgently needs. It was also advised that the bullet injuries might lead to infection so Ali was in a critical condition. 

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After struggling for three months, Ali’s condition was just getting worse. Ali said, “I was in a lot of pain and was losing hope that I will ever be able to lead a normal life. I was very much worried about my family and I just prayed to God to help me in such a sad phase of my life.” A ray of hope indeed came into Ali’s life when a local doctor helped him connect with MedX health assistance. MedX team assured Ali of world-class treatment with cutting-edge technology in India. Ali’s reports were shared with the expert team of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery at Jaypee Hospital, Noida, India.  Without wasting any more time, the MedX team helped Ali with a medical Visa. Since Ali was bed-ridden he was traveling on a stretcher and complete care was taken in his transport from Iraq to his admission at a hospital in India.

Discussing the treatment plan
Discussing the treatment plan

Ali’s brother accompanied him and all other requirements for their travel, stay and accommodation were managed by the MedX team. Ali’s brother said, “I am surprised to see the level of care and coordination the MedX team is doing to help my brother. From our trip from Iraq to India, everything went smoothly and now I just hope that Ali gets the best care possible and recovers soon.”

The Treatment Plan In India

Ali was admitted immediately after he arrived at the Jaypee Hospital, Noida. He was scheduled to undergo diagnostic tests like CT scan, MRI, and X-ray with a thorough physical examination. His test results revealed that he had suffered from comminuted fractures in his hip joint (A comminuted fracture is a break or splinter of the bone into more than two fragments) and displacement of the Sacro-iliac joint with left sciatic nerve injury. Following that he had difficulty in walking due to weakness of the left lower leg and also severe pain over the hip area. He also had difficulty in sensation in the perineal region and injury in the upper part of the right side of his neck. The bullet fragments were embedded in the soft tissues of his pelvis.

After the investigations, Ali’s surgery was planned by a team involving Orthepedicians and Neurosurgeons. Ali was informed about his condition and the complexity of the surgery was explained to him. Once he was ready the surgery was scheduled. He underwent the surgery for his Iliopelvic joint fixation, spinal screws, and spinal decompression with the removal of bullets. 

Post-surgery

Post-operatively, Ali was shifted to the medical ICU for observation. The surgery was successful and three bullet fragments were removed from his body. Ali was showing improvement and now the most important thing was to get him back on his feet. To make him able to move and walk again, an aggressive limb and chest physiotherapy plan was initiated. 

After constant monitoring in the ICU, Ali was shifted to a normal hospital room where he underwent supervised physiotherapy daily. He was able to move slowly and was gaining his lost limb power back. He did not have any pain except a little discomfort from the surgery. After 4 days of the surgery, Ali was looking much better, he had started moving around.

Ali after the surgery
Ali after the surgery

His postoperative CT scan suggested that his body was responding well to the surgery. CT scan also revealed that all the screws and rods fixed in his joints were properly aligned and were in the right place. He was finally planned to be discharged after 15 days of the hospital stay with proper instructions and exercise routine. He was advised to continue his physiotherapy and to gradually increase the intensity of activities. He should avoid any exertive activity which involves spine rotation or jerky movements.

Life After the Treatment

Routine physiotherapy had helped Ali a lot. He regained power in both legs. Ali could now walk independently with external aid assistance (walker). The doctor said that if he continues the exercise and takes medicines properly, in a few days he will be able to walk without a walker too. He did not have any pain now. 

Ali was all smiling and he expressed his feelings saying, “I am thankful to God for giving me this opportunity to be back on my feet again. I have immense gratitude to the MedX team and medical staff in India. This seems like a miracle because when I came to India I was on a stretcher and lost all the hope that I will ever be able to walk again. This has been made possible by the expert team here. I am looking forward to being with my family again. I will recommend all my fellow citizens to take help from MedX Health Assistance if they ever need such specialized medical treatment and care.”

 

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