Abdulai Jalloh, was struck by a hit-and-run motorcyclist about four months ago in Sierra Leone, leaving his his upper-left arm fractured and with no hope of healing since the bone ends did not line up or touch each other. On November 5 Abdulai was seen by an orthopedic surgical team visiting Sierra Leone from the German based organization Ortopaedie-Fuer-die-Dritte-Welte who determined that a metal plate could be implanted to mend the fracture.
Another three patients are recovering at our village guest house in Sierra Leone after having been treated with Africa Surgery funding by a visiting surgical team from the British Society for Surgery of the Hand.
The two young men are keeping their legs elevated to prevent swelling after having had skin grafts needed to ensure healing of massive sores caused by infections 14 and 15 months ago. The boy had a finger with a bone tumor removed and will again be able to use the hand normally, minus one finger.
Shown here being assessed by an anesthesiologist from the team, Abdulai could not stop thanking everbody for the surgery to be done on November 6, with funding from Africa Surgery, that will enable him to once again use his left hand and arm.