Training helps doctors from developing nations treat wounds

09/13/2013 | San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

A course at San Francisco General Hospital teaches surgical and wound care techniques to surgeons from 17 nations. Chief of Plastic Surgery Dr. Scott Hansen showed how to move skin from the thigh to the hip to treat pressure ulcers. Wounds from wrecks, blasts, gunshots and other injuries result in millions of deaths each year in developing nations. A lack of resources means infection can set in before people reach the hospital, resulting in amputations.

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