Day 4 through Day 8: 1/9 – 1/12 — A week at Juan Bosch Hospital. 62 surgeries performed by Operation Walk Freedom to Move!
Team Portland & Team St Louis descended together on Juan Bosch Hospital to perform 62 hip and knee surgeries over the following week. Many reunions with previous trip members and the hospital staff ensued.
As surgeries got under way we prepared to overcome the inevitable hurdles that always arise. Missing luggage and supplies were located. The schedule, constantly in flux, was updated as cancellations were rescheduled and patients showed up out of order. Implants were located, swapped, and adjusted as the surgeons began operating and discovered what was needed once inside the patient.