Equino cavus "toe walker"
deformity prior to surgery.
We completed the operative portion of our Namibian mission on Wednesday, June 20. In total, we operated on 18 patients, most of whom had complex foot and ankle deformities. Of the 18 patients, 10 required procedures on on both feet.
Following the day's surgeries, the team was invited to meet with the Namibian First Lady. Penehupifo Pohamba, the wife of President Hifikepunye Pohamba, thanked us and expressed her gratitude to the team and the change of life we have brought to our Namibian patients.
The IEP team with Namibian First Lady Penehupifo Pohamba.
At the meeting with the First Lady, the International Extremity Project (IEP) team donated power equipment and bone-fixation devices to the Namibian Ministry of Health.