The most remarkable case (as mentioned a few days ago) was that of 26 year-old female with right hip dysplasia and an old left femoral neck fracture as a child, who was only able to walk short distances because her hips. We were able to give her a left total hip replacement, which she was extremely grateful for.
By post-operative day 1 she was up and walking with physical therapy and continued to make good progress over the following post-operative days.
At the end of the trip, she continued to express how much she was already enjoying her "new hip" and could not wait until next year when she can have the other one replaced.
- Shaina Lipa, Harvard Orthopedic Surgery Resident