AOFAS Celebrates 15 Years of Vietnam Outreach

Volunteers from the American Orthopaedic Foot  & Ankle Society (AOFAS) recently completed the organization's 15th Overseas  Outreach Project to Vietnam. Since 2002, members of AOFAS have participated in  more than 1,300 surgical procedures and have seen more than 3,000 patients in  clinic in Vietnam. The ongoing program has its roots in a 2001 fact-finding  mission, in which AOFAS members explored the feasibility of traveling to that  country to train local physicians while treating land mine victims and disabled  children. The initiative provides free corrective surgery for children and  adults with lower extremity deformities caused by club foot, polio, cerebral  palsy, trauma, and other conditions.

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