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This week’s view

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My view from work this week:

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Written by Marc Altman

November 11, 2009 at 7:31 am

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Amputation surgery

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After much anticipation and a few tentative editing sessions, I’ve put together a mini photo essay on the leg amputation surgery that I was fortunate enough to photograph in Guatemala last month.  Be warned, there are a few very graphic shots included.  Good luck.

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November 5, 2009 at 11:22 am

Guatemala update 4

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During our six days in Zacapa, Guatemala, the ROMP volunteers saw 45 patients — 5 hip disarticulations, 3 pairs of stub legs for bilateral above the knee amputations, 4 below the knee prosthesis, 3 above the elbow prostheses, 2 below the elbow prostheses, 16 above the knee prostheses, and 12 custom orthotic braces.

Here, founders Dave Krupa and Eric Neufeld see two of those amputee patients in neighboring exam rooms in the newly constructed ROMP clinic:

Exam rooms

And needless to say, by the end of the week the entire volunteer crew was exhausted.

Nap time

Written by Marc Altman

November 2, 2009 at 3:22 pm

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