Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010 - Saving Limbs

From Dr. John Donovan, anesthesiologist (Alta Bates Summit Medical Center):

“The Partners in Health team has an extensive supply of external fixators, which have been used by the orthopedic teams [to help save the limbs of patients injured by the earthquake (external fixators are tools that help immobilize a bone to allow a fracture to heal.)] The patient recovers from a surgery performed by Massachusetts General Hospital orthopedists Brian Dwyer M.D., Malcolm Smith M.D. The patient had been told that he would need to have his leg amputated.”

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