Members of the Rwanda Mission Team were given scrub caps custom-made by a local seamstress. Pictured here are: (back row) Renee Holloway, surgical technician; Clayton Nelson, MD, hand surgery fellow; Lindsey Schuler, BSN, RN, surgical nurse; Adam Strohl, MD, plastic surgeon; Cassandra Riggs, MD, hand surgery Fellow; Kathleen Mahony, BSN, RNFA, CNOR, clinical/surgical nurse; (front row) A. Lee Osterman, MD; Dr. Charles Furaha, plastic surgeon/hand surgeon, Rwanda Military Hospital; Dan A. Zlotolow, MD, pediatric hand and upper extremity surgeon.
Dr. Osterman and Dr. Strohl performed numerous complex procedures while on their first mission trip to Kigali, Rwanda.

The Rwanda Mission

At the request of a local physicians, Dr. Osterman led a mission team to Kigali, Rwanda in April 2018. Among those who joined him on his first mission trip to the country included Adam B. Strohl, MD and a team of physicians, hand therapists, hand surgery fellows and surgical nurses.

The team evaluated a young child who suffered a brachial plexus injury at birth.

While the team primarily focused on treating brachial plexus injuries and conditions during their week’s stay, they also carried out numerous complex procedures including wrist reconstruction, tendon reconstruction and bone realignment.

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