HVO—A Valuable Opportunity for Residents

Robert F. Murphy, MD

“¿Qué piensas? (What do you think?)” asked my colleague Dino Aguilar, MD, MBA, as we reviewed the postoperative radiographs of a patient’s tibial shaft fracture. Even though we had struggled to reduce the fracture while using a half-broken C-arm on a nonradiolucent table, I thought the X-rays looked pretty good. My 2-week adventure as a Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) volunteer in Managua, Nicaragua, was off to a good start!

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