We have had full surgical schedules each day. We have been doing a lot of bony cases here in Angola, which are more complex than soft-tissue cases. The primary deformity we have been treating is club foot, with patients ranging from 18 months to 34 years old.
Today, after completing six cases in the morning, we held a second screening to identify the next group of surgical patients. We screened 25 patients and identified 19 for surgery. Most of our patients have been kids (extra cute). We love knowing that we are providing them with more opportunities in life from such a young age.
The Angolan team has done an amazing job of selecting appropriate patients and setting up an operating room environment that has exceeded our expectations to make this mission extremely successful.
From Madison Pribyl, RN