Liberia: Military Hospital 14 begins orthopedic surgery for children

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The 14th Military Hospital, in collaboration with Liberia Medical Relief, has begun a series of surgical operations with a specific focus on orthopedics, targeting young children in the country.

This orthopedic surgery is specifically geared towards children who have bow legs and cannot walk properly. Orthopedic surgery focuses on the musculoskeletal system – the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that are so essential to movement and daily life.

Making the disclosure to reporters on Thursday, a medical consultant at Army Hospital 14, Dr. Kelvin Strathy, said about 15 children were properly cared for through the conduct of orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Strathy revealed that as part of the exercise, the team of doctors performing the surgery also impact the advanced knowledge of two physicians with expertise in the field assigned to the John F. Kennedy Medical Facility.

However, he indicated that his team of experts will also embark on other surgeries, given the success of the previous work done so far.

Military Hospital 14 provides outpatient services, obstetrics services, general surgery services and emergency services.

It may be recalled that on February 11, 2018, while addressing the military on the 61st anniversary of the Armed Forces of Liberia, President George Manneh Weah promised to build a

Military hospital with 200 rooms for the use of military and paramilitary personnel.

He kept his promise by completing the 14th military hospital and dedicated it on September 1, 2021, as a historic project.

This equipped military health facility sits on just 5 of the allotted 75 acres.

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