Alex’s update from China – August 15

August 19, 2011 at 12:37 am Leave a comment

First day of surgery!  I was fortunate enough to get to observe two cases.   The first involved a kid who had syndactyly of three fingers (index, middle, and ring finger are fused side by side).  The second case was a little more complex.  It involved a child with a fibrous and constricting band of skin that was severely impairing his ability to walk.     Besides observing the surgeries, I again visited with some kids.  I have grown quite fond of one little girl, who just couldn’t be any cuter.  I also helped a nurse again, this time with irrigation of a stoma, and then I helped Dr. Martin perform some screening tests to check the kids for any sign of hip dysplasia.  It was nice to contribute in both of these ways.   It was a long day, but a great start and I’m excited to see more!

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