Africa Surgery patients recover from surgery

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.

One thought on “Africa Surgery patients recover from surgery

  1. Kizito Kamara says:

    Indeed the orthopedic surgeons coming to Sierra Leone are doing well especially in the northern part of Sierra Leone at a town called Lunsar in the Marampa Chiefdom. i am one of the nurse anesthetist who have worked with the German team for many years.
    we are very much grateful all the teams that are coming and we do hope you people will continue to help poor people of our country. Only can God can reward you what you have done.
    I have also worked with the anesthetist meansured in your article by the name of Eva. There are others like : Dr. fritjof, Dr. Wolgang, Dr. Author, Martin, Elizabeth,Rosi, Brigitta, Tanita, Edith to name but few. these people have done wonderful work in our country for the past ten years.
    On behalf on the management of Saint John of God Catholic Hospital Lunsar Sierra Leone, we must extend our appreciation for all they have done.
    This is from Kizito Kamara. in Sierra Leone.

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