Orthopaedic surgeons bring healing to Haiti

By Maureen Leahy

Response to earthquake disaster immediate and generous

Orthopaedic surgeons responded overwhelmingly to the humanitarian need in Haiti resulting from the devastating earthquake that rocked the capital city of Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. Within the first 48 hours, hundreds of AAOS fellows had contacted the Academy about volunteering, and scores more were working directly through their own institutions or local disaster aid organizations to organize medical missions. Fellows like Scott C. Nelson, MD, who happened to be in Haiti when the quake occurred, reacted quickly to provide emergency surgeries.

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