7th May 2016

Africa Calling...

Between 27th June and 10th July 2016 Vikram worked in Uganda at CoRSU (Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda) Hospital on the outskirts of Kampala.  

This trip was featured together with an update on the work of the charity Interface Uganda at a Public Meeting in July at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. To read about this click here.

CoRSU is a hospital for people with disabilities. The hospital provides subsidised  life changing orthopaedic and plastic surgery to children (below 18 years) and is closely  linked with Interface Uganda.

This was  the ninth working visit over the last 16 years and the program for this trip included lectures and intra-operative teaching to medical and surgical trainees, nurses and allied health professionals.

This visit  also focused on the management of complex plastic surgery problems and meeting seven trainees including surgeons from the Congo, Nigeria and Rwanda. Previous visits have included operative training, examining and small group teachings on surface anatomy, demonstrations of nerve / muscle testing and video dissection.

There have also been workshops on fracture management, nerve and tendon repair and techniques in microsurgery.