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Philippine Update

On Wednesday, November 13, SIGN sent a shipment of supplies to the Southern Philippine Medical Center (SPMC) in the city of Davao. Medical teams from SPMC, including orthopaedic surgeons, are volunteering their services in the temporary hospitals set up in Tacloban. Jun Valera, MD, sent us a note to update us on what is happening […]

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Building Partnerships

The surgeons here at the Southern Philippines Medical Center are very pleased with the results with the SIGN Hip Construct. We are learning so much as we encounter cases and we find the construct quite stable. We do intra-op knee flexion/extension in all our cases to break any arthrofibrosis brought about by prolonged immobilization and […]

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Responding to Typhoon Pablo

Excerpts from a Trip Report by Jun Valera Super typhoon Pablo has devastated Mindanao, mainly Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental, causing close to 1,000 deaths. 2, 662 have been reported injured and almost 17 billion (Php) in damages to properties according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRMMC). Pablo has affected a total […]

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Typhoon Pablo (Bopha)

SIGN is a first responder to natural disasters. At the request of SIGN surgeons in Davao City, Philippines we are responding to the need resulting from the affects of Typhoon Pablo (Bopha). We often support disasters by traveling to provide assistance and equipment. When disaster hits near an existing SIGN program, more often than not, […]

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