Orthopedic Surgery

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.

Paediatric Surgery

„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.

Acute and Neglected Trauma

War injuries, gunshot and machete wounds, automobile and motorcycle accidents, falls from mango trees and other injuries comprise a never-ending stream of patients. Orthopaedic surgeons perform a wide range of operations to generate mobility.

Mercy Ships statistics

Since 1978, Mercy Ships crew has:

  • performed more than 67,000 life-changing operations such as cleft lip and palate repair, cataract removal, orthopaedic procedures, facial reconstruction and obstetric fistula repair.

Patients selection is underway!

Mercy Ships is selecting patients from 12 cities all over Madagascar

Mercy Ships on TV

This coming Sunday : Don't miss the short documentary about Mercy Ships on RTS Un !

Training of West African doctors

While the Africa Mercy is in port, we partner with local hospitals to train West African doctors and surgeons in orthopaedic techniques. Visit a local hospital in Lomé, Togo, where you can wander from room to room to see and hear doctors being trained and orthopaedic patients receiving physiotherapy.

Mercy Ships - local orthopedic clinic

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