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Archive for April 2019

Leaving Ecuador

Well the last few days of the Operation Rainbow trip have been a blur. We finished surgery, packed up and are heading back to Quito today, then home tomorrow. Our hosts for this trip were the Doctors Rodriguez, Orthopaedic surgeons of Loja. They own a private hospital there which they opened to us in order…

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Operation Rainbow Surgery Day 2

Today was a day to fix femur fractures, pediatric hand deformities and other unusual problems. Christopher Jose is 1 year old and was born with 7 fingers on his right hand. Here is his hand before surgery: The surgical team: And here is the result: His hand will continue to develop fairly normally and he…

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Operation Rainbow Surgery Day 1

Today was the first of our 4 days of surgery. We fixed many club feet and fractures. One man had a fracture a few years ago and got infected after surgery. He had 4 more surgeries and they finally removed all his hardware. His xray looks like this: He loses about an inch in height…

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The First Day for Operation Rainbow

Today we saw patients in clinic and arranged surgeries for the week. There will be many surgeries for club feet and many for fracture deformities and other problems. Jose broke his wrist last year and after 4 surgeries, he ended up like this: Marelo is 33 and was born with a condition called fibular hemimelia.…

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Operation Rainbow Leaves for Ecuador

The Operation Rainbow team is leaving for Loja, Ecuador this morning! One week in Loja fixing fractures and bone and joint deformities. Here’s a photo of some of our bags – that’s about 1/3rd of our 50lb duffels of medical equipment.

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