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Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeons Change Lives in Kenya

Rosemont, Ill., Nov. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Volunteers from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) traveled to Kenya to provide life-changing surgery to patients with lower extremity deformities and disabilities as part of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation Overseas Outreach Project to Kenya.

Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons and volunteers, Amanda J. Fantry, MD, from Advanced Orthopedics New England in Bloomfield, Connecticut, and Chelsea Sullivan Mathews, MD, from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, worked alongside Kenyan surgeons and staff at the AIC-CURE International Children's Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya, from October 9-13, 2023.

Over five days, the duo completed more than 30 corrective foot and ankle surgeries and provided additional consultations for Kenyan adults and children.

"The trip exceeded my expectations in terms of children we were able to help during the short mission," Dr. Mathews said. "We were challenged as surgeons, but ...

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