Flatta recovers at Aster Sanad

Abdullah Flatta

RIYADH — Abdullah Flatta, the renowned Saudi basketball player, who plays for Al-Nasr sports club, made a full recovery at Aster Sanad after suffering serious fractures in the jaw during a game. The zygomatic bone in his face had a severe fracture and required a critical maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Basha from Aster Sanad Hospital conducted the surgery and the operation was very successful.

Dr. Mohammed Salman Basha is a Specialist Maxillofacial Surgeon with over 8 years of experience in oral & maxillofacial surgery. In Abdullah’s case Dr. Basha will have to resort to an advanced HBOT treatment, post-surgery at Aster Sanad, to ensure he makes a complete recovery.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a highly advanced medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, the lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. The blood carries this oxygen throughout the body which in turn helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.

Commenting about the success of the case Dr. Basha said: “It was quite a critical case at hand as our main objective was to relieve Abdullah’s pain and help him recover in the best way possible. Thanks to my highly skilled and experienced team and the advanced medical facilities at Aster Sanad, everything went smooth and as planned. I am happy to see Abdullah back in the court enjoying the games.”

Aster Sanad CEO Dr. Asif Gani added: “We at Aster Sanad, are always focused at providing our patients the best possible treatment with utmost care and compassion. It is a pleasure to help Abdullah make a complete recovery under the best medical experts and nursing staff.” — SG