Angola Medical Mission: Final Surgery Day

We screened 26 additional patients after our sixth surgery day and worked to treat as many we could on the next day. We completed 18 surgeries on our seventh and final day of surgery. It was a long day but worth it to help as many patients as possible before we go home. We added the remaining patients to a waitlist for our next visit to Angola. 

Jenni, Madison, Bruce, and members of the Angolan medical team.

The most common deformities we encountered and treated were related to neglected clubfoot for patients ranging from 1 year old to 30 years old. Depending on the patient's age and severity of the deformity, we performed tendo-achilles lengthening, osteotomy, and fusion procedures to correct their deformities. 

Dr. Nyska performed a femoral osteotomy on a patient with Blount's disease with femoral Varus. This case was a first for our team on one of these missions. We also performed a few tendon transfers and gastrocnemius recessions

IEP is all in the family with the Lehnerts: Logan, Jenni, Lexington, and Bruce.