A pediatric orthopaedic surgeon from Louisville will finish a nearly two-week stay this Friday in Haiti, where he’s been treating people injured in the January 12 earthquake.
“There’s a lot of dressing changes to do. There are still some surgeries to do, maybe revision-type things, managing of wounds, stuff like that,” he said Monday morning.
Meier, who came to Haiti with a medical team from Memphis, is a member of the staff at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
He says there appears to be plenty of emergency medical supplies arriving in Haiti, but getting them distributed has been a challenge.
Meier is blogging about his work in Haiti. It can be seen here.
(Photo from www.NortonHealthcare.com/DrMeier)