The China Post
Date: February 16, 2017
By: Kuan-lin Liu
Panama City — Cathay General Hospital’s medical team successfully completed three
total knee joint replacements (TKR) for low-income patients at San Miguel Arcangel Hospital in Panama on Tuesday.
The nine-person team, which includes three orthopedic surgeons, is currently in Panama on a nine-day medical mission to provide free TKRs to 15 low-income people in the country.
The surgeries began at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the local hospital and the first to receive the replacements were two women and one man, aged 70, 71 and 76.
A representative from the Taiwanese embassy in Panama chaperoning the medical team said each surgery averaged about 1.5 hours. [FULL STORY]