The World Paediatric Project (WPP) completed its first scoliosis clinic for this year on May, 14, at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital where a total of 37 children were assessed and seven surgeries were done.
A WPP release states that the team was led by paediatric orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr James Bennett, and also included Dr Yashar Javidan, mediatrice orthopaedic Surgeon; Dr. Nicole Hodge, paediatric anaesthesiologist; Marcia Craver, O.R
nurse; Vicky Distel, O.R nurse; Josefina Fioretto, Nuvasive Spine Foundation Neurophysiologist; and Neil Ross, Nuvasive Spine Foundation Representative. They also received local assistance and support from Dr Charles Woods; Dr. Jasmine Ellis; and a few local nurses. After careful discussion and planning,
they scheduled and successfully completed a total of eight orthopaedic spine surgeries between May 16 –19. Five regional families were among the 37 who attended the clinic.
The release states that two families were from Dominica and three were from Grenada.
The team has expressed enthusiasm and excitement in completing another mission that will ultimately improve the lives of Caribbean children and their families. It noted that this mission would not have been possible without the sponsorship and continuous dedication of the NuVasive Spine Foundation that commits to assisting medical missions that offer life-changing spine surgery.