Nepalese Surgeons & their communities
Rib Plating Workshop
for medical patients with chest injuries
How Can I Help?
Are you a medical professional with a skill set you’d like to share with other professionals? Are you interested in helping with the logistics and operations of a workshop? Contact us to discuss our needs and how you can get involved.
Monetary donations help HOP organize these workshops and obtain the necessary medical supplies for the clinics.
Chest trauma is a major cause of death, primarily in road traffic accidents, though it also affects trekkers and climbers. Rib fixation is an underutilized technique that significantly increases survival and reduces long-term pain and disability from chest trauma. In April 2017, HOP hosted the Intermountain Medical Center, Manmohan Memorial Teaching Hospital, and the Thoracic Society of Nepal’s first annual International Workshop on Rib Fixation Surgery in Kathmandu, Nepal. Six trauma surgeons from the US presented a series of lectures on surgical techniques for chest trauma, led hands-on training exercises, and Q&A sessions for the 23 surgeons from Nepal and the surrounding regions. The skills and knowledge, as well as surgical hardware, disseminated at this conference, will help save numerous lives that previously may have been lost to chest trauma, and will vastly improve recovery time and quality of life for survivors.
HOP hopes to hold another medical workshop in 2019 to give new doctors the opportunity to partake in this workshop. Our goal is to uplift the doctors, and thus their communities.