Walk Nicaragua 2017 – Day 5 – Operative Day 4


Today we wrapped up our operative days, with 8 more total joint surgeries. This week we have accomplished more than any trip yet. Totaling 33 patients served, and 35 surgeries performed. We could not have done this without the amazing team that accompanied us. I’d like to take the time to recognize them all…

Team Charleston
Represented by Dr. Schutte, his wife Linda, and his team from the Charleston Institute for Advanced Orthopedics and East Cooper Hospital. Also joined by Mary Pat Hulteng, PTA from Baltimore, Jill Runnells, PT from Florida and volunteers, Matt and Madison Dillon from Hilton Head.

Team Greenville
Represented by Dr. Jim Jennings and his staff from Piedmont Orthopedic Associates and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital.

Team Ashville
Represented by Dr. Marc Barnette his fiance Ashley, and his team from Asheville Orthopedic Associates and Mission Hospital.

Team Stryker
Crosslink Orthopedics

Team Anesthesia
Dr. Joel Barton and Dr. Wes Doty and residents from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Last but not least, our wonderful translators from One World Health. They helped us communicate with these patients and removed all boundaries so we can provide world class care.

Everyone is already talking about when we can all come back, as we have so much more work left for us to do!
Tomorrow we will discharge the remaining patients from the hospital and start packing up!
We can’t thank you enough for all your support at home, so we can be here doing what we do best for the most grateful patients in the world.

Buenas Noches!