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 should have a good functional hand.
Marcelo is 33. He was born without a fibula so his leg is short and his foot didn’t develop properly, making it very hard to walk.
The answer for Marcelo is an amputation, then a prosthesis that will equalize the length with his other leg so that he will walk normally. Once he is healing well he will travel to Quito where he will be fitted with his prosthesis. He should be walking in a few months.
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