We all took a break from an “insanely busy week” to enjoy an entertaining evening and amazing dinner at the Palm Beach Yacht Club where the conversation was anything but orthopedics. Unfortunately Dr Feldman was the photographer and missed our group photo!
What a whirlwind of a week. We observed over 25 cases at the Paley Institute. Preop conference indicated that next week will be just as “insanely busy”. Megan was excited to finally see a “Super Knee” and “Super Ankle” procedure but will have to return to Palm Beach for the full trifecta to include the “Super Hip”. Claire is gearing up for a radial club hand extravaganza during her upcoming trip to Poland with Dr Paley and learned that she will also be the new RPQ (otherwise known as the Rotationplasty Queen). We learned various ways to insert PRECICE nails both inside and outside of the bone!
We joined Dr Paleys entourage for Friday morning rounds which include a team of nurses, PAs, fellows, therapists, case managers, and interpreters. We were rewarded at the end of a busy operative week with smiles from all of the patients. This is a picture of the scenic route back to the Paley Institute.
We finished off the week with a bang! Just 40 patients in the office with the most complex congenital deficiencies, deformities and leg length discrepancies of various etiologies. Our heads were spinning at the end of the day. Dr Paley somehow managed to educate us about each patient, address countless questions from family members and connect personally with every patient.
As we walked out of the hospital after a fantastic week this banner hung over our heads. The saying could not be more true. We witnessed so many families from around the world express eternal gratitude for the skill and care the surgeons and team at the Paley Institute offered their child.
Now off to the next stop .... Dupont!