Cao Lanh, Vietnam--Dr. Ian Wilson, Interplast volunteer plastic surgeon
Nguyen has had the first of four hand operations he needs. This 4-year-old boy was born with three of his fingers fused on each hand. His mom will bring him next year for the procedure that follows. Interplast frequently visits the local community of Cao Lanh and provides this surgical trip roughly the same time each year. It is very fulfilling to see and help these patients on a yearly basis when possible. This type of hand surgery is still considered a luxury in Vietnam for those who can afford it, as the deformity—despite being debilitating—is not life threatening. Nguyen will now have the opportunity to be more like other children his age and eventually have full function of all his fingers.