From 18th until 22nd of February 2019, Dr. Fritjof Schmidt-Hoensdorf and his team visited us in Ndanda. They are specialized for surgery of neglected clubfoot. Children with clubfoot can be treated conservatively with casts (Ponseti method), if the treatments starts early during the first days or weeks of life.
Those who come too late for treatment with this method need specialized surgery which is not easily available in Tanzania.
Two orthopedic surgeons from Germany, one anaesthetist, one nurse and one anaesthetist nurse were doing a great job for these neglected patients. After successful operation they can walk normally.
The team managed to operate 14 feet of kids whose age ranged between 3 and 19 years. The project was supported by Interplast and for the patients all operations were done free of charge.