From Harper Lorencki, International Teams Program Manager
Dr. Sharps (bottom) and Dr. Singhal, one of our partner orthopedic surgeons in Antigua, examine a patient's x-rays during clinic.
42 patients evaluated
10 surgical candidates identified
8 patients measured for a scoliosis brace
A patient stands still as local physiotherapist Rebecca Phillips uses an iPad with a specialized measurement tool brought by the team to scan his torso. The scan creates a 3D model that will be used to fabricate a scoliosis brace. Ksenia Major, volunteer orthotist who has traveled previously with our spine teams, guided the physiotherapists remotely and through training over Zoom. Boston O&P's donation the braces, Ksenia's expertise and guidance, plus the time and commitment of the local PTs made this important program component a reality this year.