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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Davao City Free Ambulance

In many developing countries, there is a large barrier to care in pre-hospital services. How does someone who has been injured and is in need of immediate medical attention get safely to the hospital? Most of us are so fortunate to be able to pick up a telephone and call for help and expect someone to [...]
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Orthopaedic Resident Profile: Dr. Kristoffer Roa

While in the Philippines, Dr. Dheera Ananthakrishnan had a chance to work with and interview an orthopaedic resident working at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao. What follows is a simple Q&A about some of the challenges and rewards faced by orthopaedic surgeons in that region. Dr. Ananthakrishnan: What are the biggest challenges you face [...]
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Patient Profile: Chloe from the Philippines

Chloe is a lovely 12 year-old girl who has been suffering from worsening scoliosis. She has shoulder asymmetry, waistline asymmetry and a rib hump that not only makes her body look misshapen, but also causes a lot of pain and discomfort for her. She’d rather be playing with her two younger siblings than suffering from [...]
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