Free Cleft Surgery Camp
On the 24th of August 2013, Trinity Care Foundation conducted a Free Facial Deformity Camp in the government hospital in Gowribidnur Taluk, Karnataka. This medical camp aimed at identifying patients from the region with facial deformities who required Surgical procedures to rectify them.
The Organization worked in conjunction with Karnataka Government officials of different departments in order to organize this event.
Individuals were informed and directed will in advance to escort patients with facial deformities to this camp. In order to spread the word about the camp, the foundation organized press releases in local newspapers and also put up advertisement posters in and around the town.
A team of 9, including doctors as well as interested observers from other organizations, set out from Bangalore early in the morning and arrived at Gowribidnur hospital, the site of the camp at around 10:15 am.
Once there, the team began examining patients – who consisted mostly of young children and middle aged adults – to determine the extent of their deformities and decide on a possible course of action to correct these problems. These patients, led by their Health workers attended the camp after travelling from villages as distant as 45 km from the hospital. Patients were examined by our team of doctors.Nearly twenty three people were examined for facial deformities, which included cleft lip, cleft palate, cleft alvelous, misaligned parts and even Temporomandibular Joint disorders.
The doctors explained to each patient – and in many cases, parents and other relatives of these patients as well – exactly what procedures needed to be done to cure them of their deformities.
Face Deformities, also known as Facial Defects are deformities in the growth of the skull and facial bones. These are congenital deformities (present at birth) and can be corrected by reconstructive surgery. Face Deformities can be Craniofacial Deformities (affecting the skull), Maxillofacial Deformities (affecting the upper jaw) and Dentofacial Deformities (affecting the bony structure and teeth)
While the team had anticipated a problem in convincing patients of the need for surgery, there did not appear to be any such issue. Each person examined was given a diagnosis and a prescription sheet, and some patients were also asked to come into Bangalore for a surgery on a given date.
The camp closed at 2:30 pm, after every single patient had been observed and given instructions.
Patients who require surgery will be treated at a High end hospital in Bangalore in the coming months.
Trinity Care Foundation hopes to build on its successes by organizing such camps soon in different Taluks of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Our Free Cleft Surgery Initiatives Video - http://youtu.be/3VUGOn0ZJcQ . If you Love to Partner with us in the Facial Deformities Program – Write to us at – support@trinitycarefoundation.
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