Bolivia: Day 9

Source: Blog Post

Back in the OR with four peds cases, including this happy toddler waiting for surgery and enjoying coloring with Ana Maria.

Three PTs spent the day with us in therapy, assisting in patient care and practicing orthosis fabrication techniques. There are many materials and supplies not available in Bolivia due to the cost. Here are Nini, Jasmin, and Vladimir, who will all be assisting our patients when we leave under Dr. Terrazas.

Here is an inpatient being treated in the clinic following his extensor tenolysis. He attends therapy 2-3 times a day and does hourly exercises as well. He has struggled with pain and swelling as well as perhaps unrealistic goals to return to work in construction soon.