PERU: DAY THREE

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Day One in the OR. Today, the Hand Help team was in the OR for the first time at the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño! With teamwork and collaboration with the wonderful staff at the hospital, the team was able to operate in four rooms and performed 10 surgeries on the seventh floor of the hospital. Operations included syndactyly releases, burn contracture releases, excision biopsy of the scapula, enchondroma excision, excision of Wassel type IV polydactyly, wrist centralization, trigger thumb release, and bilateral amniotic band reconstruction. After about 8 hours of surgery, the Team packed up and left for the hotel for an early dinner to get ready for tomorrow's longer day of 12 hours of surgery and over 15 scheduled cases.