Revisiting Haiti

Returning AAOS members set the stage for the future

Eight months ago, a massive earthquake practically demolished the capital of the island nation of Haiti. The death toll exceeded 250,000, more than 1.5 million were left homeless, and hundreds of thousands of people sustained devastating injuries, many of them musculoskeletal.

AAOS members who were on the island at the time of the quake—and hundreds of others who have since volunteered and served there—were stunned by the devastation, as well as by the determination of the people to continue and to rebuild. The stories they told when they returned to their practices continue to inspire and challenge others.

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