Ethiopia: Day 4

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In addition to a couple of surgeries, including this bilateral congenital hand deformity that defies classification, today was largely a day of teaching.

In the spirit of “the only shortcut you need is preparation”, this morning we participated in the nursing educational rounds discuss perioperative care for orthopaedic free flap cases as we hope to one day soon provide this kind of reconstructive surgery here. Troubleshooting the microscope:

Today, like last year, we spent Thursday afternoon teaching residents with the main orthopaedic residency program in Ethiopia at the Black Lion Hospital. We were graciously welcomed by Dr Biruk Lambisso, department chair and president of the Ethiopian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. We spent an incredible afternoon discussing pediatric elbow and forearm and adult wrist and hand injuries.