Navigation Links
Orange County Plastic Surgeon Helps Stabilize Wounded Flight Attendant Requiring an Emergency Landing
Date:5/27/2010

An Orange County plastic surgeon on board a flight from London to Los Angeles helped stabilize a flight attendant who suffered a severe injury due to turbulence. The United Airlines plane ultimately made an emergency landing in Montreal to care for this victim.

(Vocus) May 28, 2010 -- Dr. Semira Bayati was onboard United Airlines flight 935 when it took off from Heathrow Airport at 10:05 Tuesday morning. The plane hit severe turbulence over Greenland, ultimately causing at least six injuries, including a flight attendant who suffered an open fracture in her lower left leg. Dr. Bayati, who was sitting near the front of the plane, says an announcement over the intercom system asked if there was a doctor onboard. “I thought maybe it was a person with chest pains, something like that. I was not expecting what I found back there.”

What she found was a 50-year-old flight attendant who had suffered a massive open fracture of both bones in the lower-third part of her left leg, making the lower leg completely unstable. “She was losing a lot of blood, and she was in a lot of pain. There was no medication (narcotics) on board, so I had to improvise with what we had. I managed to re-set the leg and reduce the fracture. Since there were no splints available, I used a crutch that one of the other passengers gave us to provide a makeshift splint, and bound it to her leg with a seatbelt used in the flight attendants’ safety demonstrations.”

Dr. Bayati says, with help from others on the plane, they managed to move the woman to a more comfortable position in first class, where Dr. Bayati sat with her until the plane landed. Dr. Bayati had to start an IV line and perform frequent neurovascular checks to assure the viability of the left foot. After speaking with a representative from Federal Aviation Administration and a physician in Pittsburgh Trauma Center, a joint decision was made as Dr. Bayati urged the plane to land at the closest airport possible, Montreal. “With an open fracture, you have to get the patient to surgery within two hours to reduce the risk of infection and the possibility of a limb threatening complication called compartment syndrome.”

The plane ultimately landed in Montreal and the injured flight attendant was taken to a local hospital. Of the 196 passengers onboard, at least six were injured. Dr. Bayati says, while she helped the flight attendant, a medical oncologist who was also on the flight helped others who sustained injuries. Dr. Bayati says although the event was unexpected, she was glad she could assist. “I’m really happy I was there to help her. She’s a very nice lady who had a very serious injury. Everyone, the crew of United and the passengers, were very helpful in trying to get her comfortable.”

About Semira Bayati, MD
Dr. Semira Bayati is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is also a member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Bayati is known for her skills in the field of Cosmetic Surgery. Her main focus includes facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, body contouring and the Mommy Makeover in Orange County.

Dr. Bayati can be reached at her practice located at 20311 SW Birch Street, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA, 92660 – (949) 756-0400, or via www.drbayati.com.

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/05/prweb4060564.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. HealthCare Partners Medical Group Expands to Orange County. HealthCare Partners and Talbert Medical Group Join Forces
2. Good Bye, Snake Oil! Grab your Orange Juice and Daily Virus Viper™ to Safeguard Against Micro-nutrient Deficiencies
3. Orange Healthcare Joins the mHealth Alliance to Develop Mobile Health Solutions in West Africa
4. Israel Flying Aid, Orange Israel Create Haiti Orphanage, Provide Humanitarian Aid
5. AltaMed Health Services Will Host a Holiday Toy Giveaway for 400 Orange County Children and Families!
6. Enhanced Vision Named as one of Orange County's Top Workplaces in 2009
7. Orange County Dentist Honored by The Academy of General Dentistry
8. 10 Million Cigarette Butts Prevented from Touching the Ground in Spokane County, Washington, Thanks to Smart Smoke Electronic Cigarette
9. Golden Age Resources, Inc. Announces Strategic Alliance with JK Development of Palm Beach County LLC in an Attempt to Stop the Oil Leak in the Gulf
10. Prominent East Tennessee Law Firm Opens Greene County Office
11. Fertility Doctor to Speak at Fairfield County Women's Expo
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Orange County Plastic Surgeon Helps Stabilize Wounded Flight Attendant Requiring an Emergency Landing
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... CareSet Labs released the Root NPI Graph today at the ... greatly improved version of the Doctor Referral teaming dataset commonly available from Medicare. , ... called the the “Doctor Referral Dataset” as released by Medicare and “DocGraph” as released ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... , ... June 24, 2017 , ... ... Erie, PA at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront and Erie Convention Center on June ... medicine experience, exhibits, a student quiz bowl, award and scholarship presentations, and professional ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Providence, RI (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 ... ... Community Care Network today announced the launch of Care Management Alerts and Dashboards, ... for 140,000 patients throughout Rhode Island. , RIQI’s Care Management Alerts and Dashboards ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... , ... Studies show evidence that carotenoids and antioxidants derived either from the ... patients. , But how often do ophthalmologists and optometrists in Sweden recommend the use ... or with early symptoms of AMD? A study published recently in Dove ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Everybody has their own personal ... prefer to read it, and some people don't like it at all. FindaTopDoc took ... they found: , Erotic literature can give readers a taste of their deepest, darkest ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/7/2017)... 7, 2017  Novavax, Inc., (Nasdaq: NVAX ) ... 2 trials of its RSV F protein recombinant nanoparticle vaccine ... have been published in the journal Vaccine ... in prior scientific conferences). The Company previously announced top ... is developing the RSV F Vaccine with the goal of ...
(Date:6/2/2017)... , June 2, 2017  NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:  NXTM), a ... today announced new findings demonstrating positive biochemical outcomes related ... System One™. The data will be presented at the ... Madrid, Spain . The ... Home Dialysis Network in Europe ...
(Date:5/29/2017)... -- Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: APOP ; TASE: APOP), ... selection of stem cells, today provided a corporate update ... March 31 st , 2017. "We ... quarter of 2017," said Dr. Shai Yarkoni, Chief Executive ... of the first blood cancer patient in the recently ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: