Category Archives: Global Surgery

PREPRINT RELEASE: Flexor Digitorum Superficialis to Flexor Digitorum Profundus (STP) Transfer, Adductor Release, and Z-Plasty for a Pediatric, Stroke-Induced Left Hand Spastic Contracture


Flexor Digitorum Superficialis to Flexor Digitorum Profundus (STP) Transfer, Adductor Release, and Z-Plasty for a Pediatric, Stroke-Induced Left Hand Spastic Contracture
Hospital Leonardo Martinez, Honduras

Sudhir B. Rao, MD
Big Rapids Orthopaedics

Mark N. Perlmutter, MS, MD, FICS, FAANOS
Carolina Regional Orthopaedics

The patient in this case is a 15-year-old female who had a stroke several years ago and now has a left hand spastic contracture. Here, Dr. Rao and Dr. Perlmutter perform an STP transfer, an adductor release, and a Z-plasty to lengthen the flexor tendons of the hand and repair her thumb-in-palm deformity. This case was performed during a surgical mission to Honduras with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Bone Graft for Non-Union of Right Thumb Proximal Phalanx Fracture


Bone Graft for Non-Union of Right Thumb Proximal Phalanx Fracture
Hospital Leonardo Martinez, Honduras

Sudhir B. Rao, MD
Big Rapids Orthopaedics

Mark N. Perlmutter, MS, MD, FICS, FAANOS
Carolina Regional Orthopaedics

The patient in this case is an 11-year-old female who fractured the thumb of her dominant hand 1 year ago and now has a well-established non-union of the head of the proximal phalanx of her right thumb. Here, Dr. Rao and Dr. Perlmutter repair the fracture by harvesting a bone graft from the patient’s iliac crest and transplanting it into the fracture site. This case was performed during a surgical mission in Honduras with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Bilateral Syndactyly Release of Third and Fourth Fingers


Bilateral Syndactyly Release of Third and Fourth Fingers
Hospital Leonardo Martinez, Honduras

Sudhir B. Rao, MD
Big Rapids Orthopaedics

Mark N. Perlmutter, MS, MD, FICS, FAANOS
Carolina Regional Orthopaedics

The patient in this case is a 1-year-old female with complex syndactyly of the right hand and simple syndactyly of the left hand. Here, Dr. Rao and Dr. Perlmutter release both sides, with the right side involving a full-thickness skin graft taken from the patient’s groin crease. This case was filmed during a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation in Honduras.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pediatric Infant Bilateral Open Inguinal Hernia Repair – Twin B


Pediatric Infant Bilateral Open Inguinal Hernia Repair – Twin B
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Domingo Alvear, MD
Founder, World Surgical Foundation

Lissa Henson, MD
Philippine Society of Pediatric Surgeons

In this case, Dr. Alvear performs a bilateral open inguinal hernia repair on the second of two twin babies while on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation in the Philippines. On one side, the ovary was trapped within the hernia sac. Here, Dr. Alvear demonstrates his technique for preserving the ovary in this setting, which is effective, much quicker, and much safer with fewer complications for anesthesia.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Open Cholecystectomy


Open Cholecystectomy
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Liborio “June” Soledad, MD
World Surgical Foundation

Enrico Jayma, MD
World Surgical Foundation

Ted Carpio, MD
World Surgical Foundation

The patient in this case is a 53-year-old male with a 1-year history of recurrent right upper quadrant pain that radiates to the back. On workup, ultrasound revealed intraluminal gallstones. Here, Dr. Soledad, Dr. Jayma, and Dr. Carpio perform an open cholecystectomy on this patient while on a surgical mission to the Philippines with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Left Indirect Inguinal Hernioplasty


Left Indirect Inguinal Hernioplasty
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Liborio “June” Soledad, MD
World Surgical Foundation

Enrico Jayma, MD
World Surgical Foundation

The patient in this case is a 58-year-old male with bulging in the left inguinal area that extends into the scrotum. Here, Dr. June Soledad and Dr. Enrico Jayma perform a left indirect inguinal hernioplasty while on a surgical mission in the Philippines with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Vaginal Hysterectomy, Uterosacral Ligament Suspension, and Excision of Redundant Vaginal Tissue


Vaginal Hysterectomy, Uterosacral Ligament Suspension, and Excision of Redundant Vaginal Tissue
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Col. Arthur C. Wittich, DO
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (Retired)
World Surgical Foundation

In this case, Dr. Wittich performs a vaginal hysterectomy, a high uterosacral ligament suspension, a round ligament suspension to the distal vaginal cuff, and a reduction of anterior and posterior redundant vaginal tissue. This was performed during a mission to the Philippines with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pediatric Bilateral Indirect Inguinal Herniotomy


Pediatric Bilateral Indirect Inguinal Herniotomy
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Beda Espineda, MD
Philippine Children’s Medical Center
World Surgical Foundation

In this case, Dr. Espineda performs a bilateral indirect inguinal herniotomy on a 12-year-old male in the Philippines while on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Female Foley Catheter Insertion


Female Foley Catheter Insertion
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Col. Arthur C. Wittich, DO
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (Retired)
World Surgical Foundation

While on a surgical mission in the Philippines with the World Surgical Foundation, Dr. Wittich preps a patient for a hysterectomy and performs a female Foley catheter insertion.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Sebaceous Cyst Excision


Sebaceous Cyst Excision
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Marcus Lester R. Suntay, MD, FPCS, FPSPS, FPALES
World Surgical Foundation, Philippines
Training Officer of the Division of Pediatric Surgery
Philippine Children’s Medical Center

In this case, Dr. Lester Suntay performs an excision of a 2-year-old sebaceous cyst from the face of an adult male.