gSource, LLC is pleased to announce a fourth donation of their surgical instruments to the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS), a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The donated instruments, valued at $5,730, will be provided to the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital in Accra, Ghana, for use in orthopedic procedures to help alleviate musculoskeletal problems including complex spine and pediatric orthopedic disorders. To date, gSource has donated instruments valued at $25,400. Surgical instruments are in need as FOCOS hopes to complete more than 150 surgeries in 2014.
Once again we are pleased to be able to donate gSource instruments to the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital in Ghana. It gives us great satisfaction to know our donation provides the FOCOS volunteer surgeons with the finest instruments to perform the corrective orthopedic surgeries needed by their patients in order that they may live a life free of pain and incapacitating disability,” commented Gerd Billmann, president of gSource in the April 28, 2014 news release.
Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, M.D., founder and president of FOCOS and chief emeritus of the Scoliosis Service at Hospital for Special Surgery told OTW that the
Instruments donated by gSource are used in complex spine surgical procedures at the FOCOS Hospital in Ghana, West Africa. Resources are very limited and the cases are very complex requiring sophisticated equipment. gSource instruments are durable to withstand the wear and tear of extreme use and conditions at FOCOS..We expect to perform around 200 surgeries at the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital over the next year. It is difficult to predict our exact instrument needs as this will vary depending upon the complexity of the surgeries performed. Some instruments can be re-used while others are only good for one procedure. Our main focus right now is to expand our repertoire of tools—we have thousands of instruments but many are duplicates of the same tool, and much of our inventory is not of high quality. Thanks to the support of gSource, we have been able to begin to expand our instrument list and have replaced old, outdated tools with top of the line quality.
Source: Orthopedics This Week