PIOA introduces SIGN nail system to ANGAU Hospital, Lae, PNG

Through a generous donation from Dr. Herman Oberli and South Pacific Projects, PIOA has been able to introduce the SIGN nail system to ANGAU Hospital, Lae in Papua New Guinea.  Lae is the second largest city in PNG with a busy trauma load. Dr. Steven James is a general surgeon there who has commenced the PIOA program in 2018. PIOA is grateful to Dr. Philipp Stillhard and Dr. Martin Walliser from Switzerland who are visiting Lae to help introduce the SIGN system.

Martin Walliser teaching at ANGAU

The first case of SIGN Nailing here at ANGAU hospital, Lae, Thank you PIOA!!!!   Dr. Steven James, LAE

Preparing for OT
Pre-op xrays
Intra-op photo of SIGN nail insertion
Post-op xrays


Pre-op partient 2 – femur
Post-op patient 2 – femur