By: Muyibat Adelani, MD
Day 4: Another big OR day. In four rooms, we were able to do 16 patients. I got to work with Dr. Gerard Engh, the surgeon leader of the team. We did four knee replacements together that day.
Day 5: This was the last day in the OR. We did 12 patients that day. In total, we did 54 joints in 44 patients. Six were hip replacements, and the rest were knee replacements. We also did a total knee removal, or explant, for a patient who had a knee replacement by a previous Operation Walk team, and has subsequently developed an infection.
Day 6: Everyone returned to the hospital to help take care of patients on the floor. We all passed medications, changed dressings, and walked with our patients. It was very rewarding to see how well our patients were doing so soon after their surgeries. We also had a postoperative x-ray conference, which gave us all a chance to see the results of our surgeries.