Vascular injury : The commonest cause of permanent disability in India

If an artery or a blood-carrying pipe in the body, gets damaged due to any reason, the oxygen supply to various organs of body including limbs becomes jeopardized, this may result into a loss of your hand or foot.
In our country, a lot of ignorance, apathy and myths about vascular injury, are prevalent among common people and even among majority of physicians. According to one estimate, in India 50 percent of patients receiving vascular injury during accidents lose their foot or hand because of ignorance and lack of adequate treatment, whereas in developed countries hardly only 5% cases of vascular injury undergo amputation of limbs.

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