Ethiopia: Day Two

Source: Blog Post

The next OR days were filled with a mixture of burn and congenital reconstructive surgeries. We quickly got back in the groove with the fantastic local nursing and anesthesia staff including US-trained lead anesthesiologist James Layton, MD who were supported by two visiting US anesthesiology fellows from Stanford.

This 15 year old boy suffered a burn in early childhood resulting in an extreme contracture and non-functional hand. After extensive dorsal release, a groin flap provided great soft tissue coverage for the resultant wound.