Guatemala: OR Day One & Day Two

Source: Blog Post

2 surgeons on the trip are ASSH members Benjamin Chang MD and Ines Lin MD who practice at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Here is picture of us working together on a patient.


In our first 2 OR days, we did some standard pediatric hand procedures, including trigger thumb release, thumb polydactyly reconstruction, and amniotic band syndrome constriction band excision and syndactyly repair.

(Post-op trigger thumb release)

(Pre-op, XR, and immediate post-op of thumb polydactyly release)

(Patient with constriction band and syndactyly from amniotic band syndrome)