The World Pediatric Project (WPP) continues to develop long term solutions to pediatric health care needs in St. Vincent and the region and is currently hosting one of its bigger missions for 2019.
This as, a 15 member contingent of highly qualified medical volunteers are currently on island administering specialist diagnostic care. The Dual General Orthopedic Mission started September 21st with clinic and will run through the 28th with surgery and aftercare at the Milton Cato Memorial.
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Eric Gordon is the lead for the team dealing with lower extremities while orthopedic surgeon Dr.Lindley Wall heads the upper extremity orthopedic team. For the lower extremities 45 patients were seen and 20 scheduled for surgery, 23 of those cases were from the region.
For the upper extremities 36 patients were seen and 18 scheduled for surgery 14 of which were from the region.
The fifteen (15)member supporting volunteers at this mission consist of pediatric orthopedic surgeons, pediatric anesthesiologist, recovery room nurse,registered nurse, physical therapist, instrument specialist, orthopediatrics orthonist, orthopedic fellow and occupational therapist who together comprise of the dual mission.
WPP says it remains committed to their mission of building a better, brighter future for our children and continues to reach families and transform lives with the long term support of major funding sponsors such as Mustique Charitable Foundation, Maria Holder Memorial Trust and Miracle Flights.