To help those who are in need in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Health Projects – Orthopedics

April 30, 2018
  • 83 children in St Vincent received diagnostic evaluations
  • 19 children in St Vincent received surgeries

Especially within the orthopedic pediatric speciality, WPP sees most of their patients for a number of years to fully complete multiple stages of surgical correction for the most prevalent orthopedic conditions. The following bright faces are just a few of the St. Vincent children the WPP team looks forward to seeing each year.

World Pediatric Project Orthopedics Surgical Team
World Pediatric Project Orthopedics Surgical Team
MCF Orthopedics Report April 2018
MCF Orthopedics - Jadiel

Jadiel

8 years
has a congenital hip and leg length discrepancy and had hip surgery last year to implant plates to reinforce the viability of his hip function. This year the WPP team removed these plates to further strengthen the hip and prepare for the next stage of surgery to correct his leg length issue. Jadiel will travel to St. Louis next year for the first of two surgeries with the final surgery likely occurring in 2020.
MCF Orthopedics - Cregg

Cregg

1 1/2 years
was born with severe Blounts disease, a condition often referred to as “bow legged”. Because of WPP’s consistency of sending orthopedic diagnostic and surgery teams to St. Vincent, Cregg’s parents sought help when he was just a little more than a year old, the ideal time to begin monitoring and intervention. Plates were surgically implanted this year to progressively correct this bone deformity. This is a significantly less invasive, intensive and painful approach to the surgical correction technique which occurs when Blounts is untreated and allowed to progress to a severe status.
MCF Orthopedics - Hope

Hope

5 years
Now 5 years old, Hope’s healing journey began with World Pediatric Project at just one week of age. Born with a congenital condition causing severe muscle and joint constriction, Hope’s parents were originally told she would be confined to a wheelchair for life Yet, because of the consistency of WPP’s orthopedic surgery mission to St. Vincent every year, Hope has received steady corrective care needed to support her growing mobility, including now walking and soon the ability to run. This year, Hope underwent a procedure to assist the movement and functionality of her right arm.

St. Vincent Children Receiving Surgery

Pediatric orthopedic specialist care is the most prominent diagnostic and treatment needed for children in St. Vincent and throughout the region. The varied congenital and acquired conditions within the orthopedic specialty often require multiple stages of surgical correction over a period of years, beginning with early diagnosis and treatment. WPP’s capability to send multiple teams each year to St. Vincent and to utilize two operating theaters is significant in meeting this need, and ultimately meeting WPP’s Transormation2023 goal of providing 100% access to pediatric advanced medical care.
Danielle
Danielle
Hailey
Jenny
Julia
Lia
Karen
Madonna
Otalia
Sage
Aria
Jenissa
Shay-Nece
Sherry-Ann
Prince
Giovorny
Zhinga
MCF Orthopedics April 2018
MCF Orthopedics April 2018
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