Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
The symposium attendees from all over Kenya...love the i-Phone pano function!
The Tenwek Surgery Building auditorium...perfect venue for our symposium.
Sawbones workshop...Dr. Cabanela demonstrating how to do a total hip replacement using model bones.
Coolest part of the symposium...the live surgery demonstration where video and audio feed was piped live from the operating room to the auditorium. Here, Dr. Joe Cass is asking Dr. Ray Kim questions while Kim performed a total knee replacement.
Sawbones workshop...Dr. Kim demonstrating a total knee replacement on model bones.
During the days leading up to the symposium, the team operated on some patients with challenging problems!
28 year old young lady with a badly dysplastic hip, now with a brand new hip replacement.
At the close of the symposium, the team was thanked in typical Kenyan fashion, including the rungu, symbol of (orthopaedic) strength and power!
Each attendee was presented with an official "Certificate of Participation" and CME credit was given to attending physicians.
Left to right: Dr. Joe Cass, myself, Dr. Ray Kim and Dr. Mike Cabanela. Thanks team!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Emmanuel, a 19 years young man, with a painful mass on the back of his leg.
X-ray showing this large osteochondroma growing off the top of his fibula, essentially filling the back 1/2 of his calf.
Emmanuel was shocked (as were we) at the size of this mass which he lived with, in pain, for several years.
Other evidences of "God with us." Dr. Dylan Nugent (left), who will join the ortho team (God-willing) in 2015 after he finishes residency, and Dr. Will Moore (right) who joined us 2 months ago, a stellar surgeon, team-member and friend. (Dr. Kiprono - absent as he was on well-deserved leave after several months of faithful service - often alone - while I was away.)
Will showing "the love" during a femoral nailing. He loves the big and bloody ortho procedures!
"God with us," as we continue to teach and train orthopaedic and surgical residents.
"God with us," as we continue to care for the myriad of patients who come to Tenwek for orthopaedic care - last week in Wednesday clinic, 137 patients...a new record.
"God with us," as our inventory grows. The inaugural use of our new Biomet distal femoral locking plates. Huge...
"God with us," as we continue to share the good news of Jesus Christ with our patients.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Jeremiah in his new dorm room, with his Vitamix...for making protein shakes, and perhaps a few smoothies for the ladies...
Pelvic x-ray showing "open book" pelvic fracture, with left anterior hip dislocation.
42 souls lost their lives...only 26 survivors.
"Chuma" our dog, well cared for by the Roberts family, eagerly awaits the arrival of our full family in a few weeks!!
Baby Josie at one month.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Long labor (almost 12 hours) and a natural childbirth completely wore out mom and baby (and me, but to a lesser degree). What an intense, almost surreal, experience!
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
|One of the calves...|
|The taunting look of one of the heifers...|
|Branding calves at a roundup a few weeks ago...perhaps their elusiveness today was payback.|
|Desert Cattle Ranching|
|Emma with Abby|
|Jeremiah on Abby along the dirt road to the ranch.|
|Jeremiah and Emma are both becoming quite proficient with horseback riding.|
Two nights ago, while anxiously cloistered in our bedroom studying (yet again) for my upcoming orthopedic board exams, my father-in-law, Steve, came to me with a favor to ask. “The cows got out,” he said, “and I was wondering if you had some time to help me rustle them back in.” A little background…Heather’s parents own a ranch called “Coon Creek” in the high desert of Arizona which is surrounded by the Tonto National Forest. A small, spring-fed creek runs directly through the middle of the ranch, supplying precious water, and with it, the ability to grow fruit and nut trees, and have cattle and horses. My father-in-law received word that some of the cattle which reside on the ranch busted out of the fence, and were grazing in the national forest. I’m sure I had a bewildered look on my face as I thought to myself, “I know absolutely nothing about herding cattle.” But thinking I might need a break from intense studying and that an interesting diversion might be fun, I agreed to go.