Coya, Peru - February, 2012

Team Type: Children's Orthopedic and Urology

Campaign Summary: There were 108 consultations and 36 surgical procedures performed.
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Triage Day Juan Carlos Juan Carlos in Casts Juan Carlos Woking on Standing Up Juan Carlos Standing with Help from Todd Nelson Juan Carlos Gaining Confidence Future Prostheses for Juan Carlos

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Salem Health - Salem, Oregon

Team Members:
Dr. Nathan Bay M.D., Anesthesiologist
Vicki Cadwallader, Registered Nurse
Dr. David Elmgren M.D., Urologist
Dr. Kim Geelan M.D., Anesthesiologist
Teresa Hancock, Registered Nurse
Heather Lehrman, Occupational Therapist
Neil Mahoney, Registered Nurse
Lora Miller, Physical Therapist
Todd Nelson, Orthotist and Prosthetist
Dr. Edgar Ragsdale M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Markie Sage, Registered Nurse
Dr. David Shaw M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Lettie Turner, Registered Nurse
Kim Wakefield, Registered Nurse
Sabrina Zeeb, Sterile Supply

Our 2012 trip to Coya was another busy trip. There were many people to see as evidenced by the picture of the crammed lobby at the Kausay Wasi Clinic.

One of the patients we saw was Juan Carlos. He came to the Clinic with a congenital deformity that prevented him from walking. Dr. Shaw performed a bilateral tibial amputation so Juan Carlos could walk with prostheses. Immediately after the operation, casts were applied and Todd Nelson applied a short prostheses. The whole team was involved on this individual. Heather Lehrman, occupational therapist, and Lora Miller, physical therapist, did an amazing job working with his mobility. The larger black leg prosthesis were left for him as he grows. Juan Carlos never would have walked without this surgery.

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