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Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part G (2020)

Kite string or manza injuries during Makar Sankranti festival (Uttarayan): Our experience

Author(s): Dr. Dhananjay V Nakade, Dr. Manish Zade, Dr. Jitendra Mehta and Dr. Akhila Pandita
Abstract: Background: Kite thread injuries specially due to chinese Manza is one of the major cause of an emergency in the casulty of NKPSIMS, Nagpur., India. Neck, face, legs, hands are the typically most affected sites as most of the patients are travelling on a speedy two wheeler, eyes cannot see manza thread of kite.
Methods: We have studied 30 cases of manza cut injury presenting to a tertiary care centre at Nagpur during last few years. All the patients had varying degrees of injuries which were managed in our hospital were no mortality amongst these cases.
Result: A total 30 cases were identified. Males are most commonly affected. The most common age group affected was 16 to 30 years. Hand, neck and face are most commonly involved. There were no cases of mortality. Conclusion: kite flying is very enjoying game, famous in Gujrat, Maharashtra since years, but introduction of chinese or nylon manza in kite flying causing grievous injury even death, not only to flyer but also to the innocent other people, animals and birds. This study attempts to enlighten the side effects of chinese manza and necessity to ban it legally in kite flying.
Pages: 390-395  |  224 Views  88 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Dhananjay V Nakade, Dr. Manish Zade, Dr. Jitendra Mehta and Dr. Akhila Pandita. Kite string or manza injuries during Makar Sankranti festival (Uttarayan): Our experience. International Journal of Surgery Science. 2020; 4(1): 390-395. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2020.v4.i1f.360
International Journal of Surgery Science