New details on what Happened to DIGP Maj.Gen Sabiiti’s arm

On 6th of August, Gen Sabiiti appeared before his men at Police Nursing center at Nsambya with a black belt supporting his right arm, when he was supposed to witness the destruction of Narcotic Drugs Worth 3.7bn that was seized from drug traffickers.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen Sabitti Muzeeyi has been wearing a sling for close to three weeks now

Besides the police official duties, the well behaved Maj. Gen has been cited on several public occasions with the black support belt around his neck and right arm.

It was disheartening when the Deputy IGP failed to salute his men due to the arm on several police public functions, as commander, when touring the guards as a guard of honor.

When journalists asked him about the sling, he lightly responded that he had got an injury but didn’t give details.

Sources close to the highly guarded general intimated to chimp corps that he also underwent surgery recently and that he is recovering.

Othopedeatrics recommend persons who get fracture injuries that don’t require surgery to wear a sling for two to six weeks. They add that in the case of Distal fractures which are most likely that Gen. Sabitti suffered requires a long time to heal.

“If you undergo surgery in that case, you need to wear a cast, sling or brace for several weeks” othopedeatrics say.

Osteoporosis (a disorder in which bones become very fragile and more likely to break) can make a relatively minor fall result in a broken wrist. Many distal radius fractures in people older than 60 years of age are caused by a fall from a standing position.

A broken wrist can happen even in healthy bones if the force of the trauma is severe enough. For example, a car accident or a fall off a bike may generate enough force to break a wrist.

Good bone health remains an important prevention option. Wrist guards may help to prevent some fractures, but they will not prevent them all.

However, despite the injury, Gen Sabitti remains on duty including making field visits across the country.

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