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Orthopaedic Surgeon

© Mikhail Galustov

    MSF works with qualified, specialist, motivated surgical teams who provide high-quality care for patients.

    Our surgical projects deliver high-quality standardised care (protocols, hygiene, technical platform and medicinal products) and, despite the unstable or remote settings in which we work, MSF provides the appropriate expatriate and local human resources to ensure the provision of high-quality care for patients.

    Our need for orthopaedic surgeons is increasing and critical for our projects because: 

    • They contribute their expertise to the overall care of patients.
    • They also play a role in training and in sharing expertise with local doctors.

    MSF’s orthopaedic surgery projects

    Trauma centre in Burundi

    MSF is currently working in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, providing emergency orthopaedic care. 

    Trauma centre in Haiti

    The MSF trauma centre in Tabarre, Port-au-Prince, is a major referral centre exclusively dedicated to acute surgical and trauma care. MSF opened this centre following the devastating earthquake in 2010 and it has remained open due to the unstable context and the low capacity of local facilities to treat trauma cases in Port-au-Prince.

    The hospital (121 beds) carries out more than 5,500 procedures every year for patients who have been victims of accidents or violence.

    MSF has put in place strict standards that make it possible to perform complex orthopaedic surgery (such as osteosynthesis) and emergency surgery.

    Role of the orthopaedic surgeon

    • Managing the orthopaedic procedures in close cooperation with the paramedical and medical team.
    • Coordinating the orthopaedic activities for which they are responsible with their surgical team and in liaison with the emergency unit and inpatient departments and the operating room.
    • Providing care for inpatients and follow-up consultations.
    • Providing continuous training for the medical team and sharing their expertise according to the team’s level.
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