Oct 8-11

Five long days followed Clinic Day and the team was able to treat 38 patients.

Another patient presented at the clinic with a thigh bone that had failed to heal after a motor vehicle accident.  She had two previous surgeries.  Initially, she had a procedure to stabilize her femur.  The second surgery involved insertion of a rod from the top of her femur to her knee. Unfortunately, because of the severe nature of the fracture, despite two additional procedures, she failed to heal.  She presented with a painful leg and had received good advice to have it re-stabilized.  Already having spent a good part of her savings on the previous surgical care, the TNMS team was able to help by purchasing an appropriate nail to re-stabilize the fracture; the nail being larger and more stable than the previous.  Additionally, bone was taken from her pelvis to put in the site where the bone was not healed. She now has very good potential to heal her right leg with minimal shortening and has the potential to return to normal function.

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