Arunima Has Spine Fracture Too

New Delhi, Apr 20:  National-level volleyball player Arunima Sinha, who lost her left leg after being pushed out of a speeding train by robbers and is undergoing treatment at AIIMS, has fracture in the spine
arunima has spine fracture too - India TV
PTI 20 Apr 2011, 02:41 PM IST

New Delhi, Apr 20:  National-level volleyball player Arunima Sinha, who lost her left leg after being pushed out of a speeding train by robbers and is undergoing treatment at AIIMS, has fracture in the spine too.

Though her condition is stable however a CT Scan of her spine showed fracture, doctors treating her said.

23-yer-old Arunima, also a national level football player, was admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre last night after it was detected that her amputated left leg had been infected.

"We did her spine assessment and the CT Scan of the spine showed fracture there. After opening the bandages of the amputated leg we found the infection there was minimal," AIIMS Trauma Centre chief Dr M C Misra, who is looking into Arunima's case, said.

Doctors conducted a CT Scan after she complained of severe pain in her back. On Monday night, her haemoglobin level had fallen drastically and she had to be given blood and plasma, he said.

"She is very cheerful now. She had a good sleep last night. But she will take time to reconcile and rehabilitate," Misra said.

Sinha was travelling through Bareilly to Gautam Buddha Nagar on the outskirts of Delhi to appear for CISF recruitment examiniation when three men attacked her and tried to snatch her gold chain.

When she resisted, they pushed her out of the moving train. Another train coming in her direction ran over her left leg. Her left leg was amputated which later developed a severe infection.

Both the long bones of her right leg were also fractured.

"There are many sports prosthesis available and there are sportsperson who play with help of prosthetics. Arunima is passionate about sports and a girl with strong determination.," the doctor said. PTI

 
 
 

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