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Humanitarian Efforts

WOGO-Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach

The surgeons involved in WOGO work with local healthcare professionals to screen, examine and perform imaging tests to determine if the patient requires surgery. This helps them plan the surgery, collect appropriate supplies and determine the specific size of joint implants. This helps increase the accuracy of the surgical procedure.

The team of surgeons spend about a week in the Mission City, performing as many joint replacement surgeries as time and donations allow. The latter half of the stay focusses on monitoring outcomes, treating any complications and rehabilitation. Further rehabilitation is provided by the local physical therapists.

Our Past Missions

2010 – Kathmandu, Nepal

2012 – Antigua, Guatemala

2014 – Arusha, Tanzania

2016 – Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo