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Experiences of orthopaedic cAMP in a mobile surgical unit (life line express) in central part of India.

Deshmukh G, Raza H - Malays Orthop J (2013)

Bottom Line: We present our experience organizing an orthopaedic camp in rural part of India in a mobile surgical unit (Life Line Express) on a train.The camp was held for 15 days from 25th may to 10th June 2009.We performed deformity correction surgeries; corrective plaster castings and follow up the cases for the next six month.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedics, Netaji Subhash Chandra Medical College, Jabalpur, India.

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We present our experience organizing an orthopaedic camp in rural part of India in a mobile surgical unit (Life Line Express) on a train. The camp was held for 15 days from 25th may to 10th June 2009. We performed deformity correction surgeries; corrective plaster castings and follow up the cases for the next six month. We assess the pros and cons of this orthopaedic camp on a train where minor and major procedures were carried out.

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Mentions: Two hundred and eleven orthopaedically handicappedpatients were operated in the Life Line Express from 25thMay to 10th June 2009 by surgeons from the Department ofOrthopaedics Medical College Jabalpur and Regional SpinalInjury Centre. Some orthopaedic surgeons from privatesector participated in the project. At any point of time threeoperating lists were running as shown in fig 1. Every day westarted operations at 9:00 a.m. and ended at 6:00p.m. On anaverage, we had operated upon 14 patients per day as shownin table I. Total number of procedures done in Life lineExpress from 25th May 2009 to 10th June 2009 was 402(Table III). All patients and their accompanying personswere provided meals at the Regional Spinal Injury Centre, ata cost of rupees 20 /each person per meal plate. This foodsupply was continued for 2 months (Figure 7).


Experiences of orthopaedic cAMP in a mobile surgical unit (life line express) in central part of India.

Deshmukh G, Raza H - Malays Orthop J (2013)

: Three operating tables running at a time.
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Figure 1: : Three operating tables running at a time.
Mentions: Two hundred and eleven orthopaedically handicappedpatients were operated in the Life Line Express from 25thMay to 10th June 2009 by surgeons from the Department ofOrthopaedics Medical College Jabalpur and Regional SpinalInjury Centre. Some orthopaedic surgeons from privatesector participated in the project. At any point of time threeoperating lists were running as shown in fig 1. Every day westarted operations at 9:00 a.m. and ended at 6:00p.m. On anaverage, we had operated upon 14 patients per day as shownin table I. Total number of procedures done in Life lineExpress from 25th May 2009 to 10th June 2009 was 402(Table III). All patients and their accompanying personswere provided meals at the Regional Spinal Injury Centre, ata cost of rupees 20 /each person per meal plate. This foodsupply was continued for 2 months (Figure 7).

Bottom Line: We present our experience organizing an orthopaedic camp in rural part of India in a mobile surgical unit (Life Line Express) on a train.The camp was held for 15 days from 25th may to 10th June 2009.We performed deformity correction surgeries; corrective plaster castings and follow up the cases for the next six month.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedics, Netaji Subhash Chandra Medical College, Jabalpur, India.

ABSTRACT
We present our experience organizing an orthopaedic camp in rural part of India in a mobile surgical unit (Life Line Express) on a train. The camp was held for 15 days from 25th may to 10th June 2009. We performed deformity correction surgeries; corrective plaster castings and follow up the cases for the next six month. We assess the pros and cons of this orthopaedic camp on a train where minor and major procedures were carried out.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus