ETHIOPIA: PART TWO

Source: Blog Post

On the last day of our 4th THP Ethiopia trip, we were sent off with a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony and cake. Heartfelt thanks from both sides were shared for another great week taking care of kids hands in Ethiopia. Our final tally included 20 surgeries performed with the CURE orthopaedic and plastic surgeons, fellows and residents. Here, Dr Kozin leads Drs Mesfin and Nardos (CURE surgeon and fellow, respectively) through a tendon transfer case:

As in previous years, we took one afternoon away from the hospital to teach at the Black Lion Hospital, the hub of the major orthopaedic residency program in the country. Teaching topics included: carpal instability, nerve injury and thumb, digit and elbow reconstruction. The residents were unphased by intermittent power-outages that forced us to move from lecture screen to laptop:

We both look forward to many more trips with THP to CURE Ethiopia!