Day 4 – Mar 1, 2019 – 1st Day of Surgery

TNMS chose this weekend for its 2019 mission because the annual “Carnival” festival occurs over the weekend and runs through to Tuesday.   This means that the Santa Ines Operating Rooms will be most available.  Today the Santa Ines was completing some surgeries ahead of the holiday weekend.  As a result access to the OR was limited somewhat today and the team was only able to complete six hip surgeries today.including 1 PAO (Periacetabular Osteotomy)

This PAO patient had a similar operation on the other side 10 years ago. Subsequent to that previous life altering operation she has been able to live a normal life.  She has gone on to marry, become a nurse and have a child.  She is back to have the surgery on the other side.

While all of the missing bags and totes finally arrived at the Cuenca this evening they will not be delivered until early tomorrow morning.  Those team members waiting on their clothes are excited for the re-unification.



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