Among Kenyan rural communities, disability is a big taboo, frequently excluding those people from society. Inability to work makes them feel useless. Sometimes all they need is a simple orthopedic surgery, especially when it comes to congenital malformations, like a clubfoot. Our aim is to arrive at the hospital and prepare the site for our surgeons coming from Poland. The procedures are performed together with Kenyan professionals. After that we provide physiotherapy for the patient and train family members how to exercise with a child to ensure a long-lasting outcome. So far 63 children underwent orthopaedic surgeries, receiving instructions how to exercise at home after being discharged from the hospital.
Additionally, we managed to provide the hospital in Mumias with a new diathermy, as well as train the hospital staff in management of clubfoot and developmental hip dysplasia screening.
Yusuf Abbas, Patrycja Jóźwiak, Marta Korycka
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