CAMBODIA: DAY 8

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Due to team illness, there were a few last minute change of plans! Damien Ryan and Dave Graham headed to Kossamak Hospital and attended the morning orthopaedic meeting. It was fascinating to see the local hand over in a combination of English, French and Khmer. Another presentation on the 220 total hip replacements done at CSC was of interest. The local surgeons were extremely appreciative of the donated equipment which was given to Kossamak Hospital, which was kindly donated from expired stock from John Flynn Private Hospital, Gold Coast University Hospital, Medartis Australia, LMT Surgical Australia, Acumed Australia and Synthes Australia. The support of the Cambodian people and our trip is greatly appreciated but us and also the Cambodian doctors and community.

At Kossamak hospital, David Graham and the local surgeons performed tendon transfers for a patient who has previously sustained a radial nerve injury.

Nick Smith went to NPH and operated on a child with a post burn contracture needing a release and skin graft to the hand.

In the afternoon at CSC, David Graham and Neil Jones along with Saquib (British Orthopaedic Fellow) and local Khmer surgeons performed a revision centralisation and pollicisation in a child with radial longitudinal deficiency. Finally, Neil Jones and Saquib performed the second Krukenberg procedure on the patient with bilateral mid forearm amputations.

Graham Gumley and Dave Stewart ran day 2 of the microsurgery course at the University. All participants enjoyed the course and there was a great feedback from the locals on the course. All participants should be congratulated on their enthusiasm to learn new skills.