Dr. Des Soares, Dr. Vernon Moo (anaesthetist) and Nurse practitioner Lisa Yang visited Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia from 11 to 19th November 2017. The visit was aimed at supporting PIOA trainee Dr. Johnny Hedson who has worked as one fo two surgeons on Pohnpei for many years.
The team dealt with a number of trauma cases that had malunions and chronic elbow dislocations. They also did 4 hip hemiarthroplasties. Below is one 38 year old lady who had a nonunion f a subcapital fracture for the past year and who had not been able to weight bear.
On the last day Dr Johnny took the team to visit the World Heritage Nan Madol area and deep sea fishing.