Lack of mobility in a developing nation can be more than disabling. For the battered and broken, Mercy Ships orthopaedic teams make a lasting difference by helping one hurting person at a time.
„Orthopaedics“ literally means „the straight child“. Surgeons perform procedures on children to correct congenital conditions such as clubfeet and bowed legs. The surgical procedure is only the beginning of the process. Follow-up, splintage, re-casting and physical therapy can take months to allow for complete healing.