Sonia Gandhi recovering after shoulder operation

NEW DELHI (TIP): Congress president Sonia Gandhi underwent surgery on her dislocated left shoulder on August 4.

She had collapsed during a rally in Varanasi on Wednesday .Such was the impact of her fall that the humerus, the largest bone in the arm, was fractured and dislocated.

The operation was conducted by a team of doctors, including Sanjay Desai from Mumbai who recently operated on Shah Rukh Khan for a knee injury , and Prateek Gupta from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH).

Sonia is recovering after the surgery and will soon be shifted out of the ICU, said Dr D S Rana, chairman, SG RH board of management. She is likely to be discharged in about a week, a hospital source said. It was an open surgery . Doctors made a small cut in the front of her shoulder and slowly moved the head of the humerus, which is like a ball, back to its position and fixed it using screw and plate,” said the hospital source, adding that theprocedure took nearly two hours. “Her health parameters are showing improvement,” Dr Rana said.

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