Time lapse video of an orthopedic surgery performed during the 2016 Operation Walk Freedom to Move mission
While precision is important on the operating table, it’s not the only skill required, especially in the field of orthopedics, where surgeons are literally bending bones back into place. Strength is as important as exactitude in the art of orthopedics.
This is particularly important when a doctor is working in a location like the Dominican Republic, on complex cases, without the tools available in a high tech hospital.
In this time laps video taken of an operation during Freedom to Move’s Winter 2016 trip, a 3 hour surgery is compressed into little over 2 1/2 minutes.
Freedom to Move’s surgeons performed over forty-seven procedures during their short ten-day trip, giving the ability to walk to patients without the means to pay for the surgeries themselves. In the process, the surgeons trained local doctors on advanced techniques, making good on the proverb, “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.”
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"Movement is life, freedom, and independence."
-Dr. Paul Duwelius, Founder of Freedom to Move