Some of our patients couldn’t make it down from the mountains secondary to mud slides, therefore our surgery schedule ende a day early.Got a chance to work with another Plastic surgery resident who also was quite talented and the surgeries continued to go well. The remarkable aspect to the surgery has been the immediate postop consistent improvement in motor as well as sensory function. This has been particularly impressive in the soleal sling releases where the ability to heel raise has been dramatically improved one day postop.
The upper extremity postop surgical patients likewise comment on a sensation of increased strength and sensation but don’t have the equivelent immediate massive visible strength improvement seen in the tibial nerve release patients.
The gratitude of all the patients for the caring surgery they have received is moving and makes us all grateful that we have the skills to make such a difference in people’s lives.
Tomorrow is university lectures, rounds and perhaps some site seeing