Ethiopia: Day 2

Source: Blog Post

Once the week gets going, we start our days by seeing patients we operated on last year. Dr Kozin, examining this girls one year after bipolar latissimus transfer.

This 16 year old with spinal muscular atrophy showed us the improvement in his handwriting from last year when he used his chin to help him turn the pen down towards paper to this year following his detrotational osteotomy and conversion to one bone forearm from his previously hyperpronated position.

The highlight of the day was this severely neglected aneurysmal bone cyst of the distal ulna in a young girl. Our definitive operative plan was for one bone forearm, but due to the fungiating nature of the mas, we elected to resect in one stage and monitor closely for need for secondary surgery: