WARNING: Disturbing pictures below!!!!
Below are some of the injuries and interesting pathology I've seen while I've been here.
|Dislocated knee for 3.5 months. Underwent surgery and is doing very well.|
|Young female (20yrs) with the results of Tuberculosis of the lumbar Spine. TB is so common here and has devastating effects on these patient's lives. For those not accustomed to low back xrays, it's not supposed to look like that.|
|Dr Anderson (right) teaching an Ethiopian orthopedic resident how to treat a broken femur with a rod.|
|Horrible soft tissue injury to young lady's leg. Our wards have 12-15 patients with legs that look like this from the epidemic of road traffic accidents. She will likely need an amputation.|
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