Martin, orthopaedic surgeon in Aden, Yemen
Martin is an orthopeadic surgeon. Here's his story.
Martin is an orthopaedic surgeon specialised in trauma who has been doing orthopaedic surgery since 1995. He was sent to Aden to improve the team and to give advice on internal fixation. The MSF centre, opened in Aden in 2012 has 83 beds up until now. Most of the patients are war victims.
According to this surgeon, he found there one of the best and most experienced teams in war surgery he ever experienced in his whole life - with 5 general surgeons and 5 ortho surgeons who all carry big amounts of experience and hardly need any help in treating those cases with the exception of internal fixation on closed fracture and in secondary reconstructive surgery where they just need more practise.
The project was opened in 2012 and up to now there were just under 22,000 in patient cases treated. The MSF trauma centre in Aden is the only hospital which offers a 24 hours service in trauma surgery.
The MSF protocols, applied in all fields, are similar to European standards, and the equipment available is suitable for all types of surgery.