Thank You WIGs!

July 3, 2023

The Cambodia branch of the Women's International Group has made a generous donation towards specialist orthopedic hardware. This equipment will be used to provide free treatment to children in Cambodia who suffer from leg deformities. The treatment involves guided growth, which helps straighten the legs of these children. Leg deformities in children, including bow legs and knock knees, are common conditions in Cambodia, causing significant discomfort and difficulties with walking and other physical activities. These conditions can be caused by poor nutrition, genetic factors, or injuries, and often require surgical intervention to correct. If a child is still growing, rather than major surgery to divide the bone and correct the deformity, there is a surgical technique called "guided growth." With specialist hardware - generously supported by WIG - our surgeons guide the growth of the leg to become straight. This is a much smaller operation that can produce very good results for the child, in a safe, less complex way - with less post-op pain, and quicker recovery. By providing free treatment through guided growth techniques, we can significantly improve the mobility and quality of life of children in Cambodia who suffer from leg deformities, including bow legs and knock knees AND reduce the risk of complications. This has the potential to make a significant impact on the lives of these children, ensuring that they have access to high-quality surgical care, regardless of their financial circumstances. THANK YOU WIGs!!!


WIG is an active group that brings a diversity of resources and experiences together for social, cultural, and educational enhancement. They raise funds and donate these via grants to worthy community projects in Cambodia. Check them out on Facebook

Author: Ellen Interlandi

Ellen, a registered nurse, and her husband Brian, an anesthesiologist, have been active volunteers at CSC since 2008. Ellen has undergraduate degrees in both Nursing and Spanish Literature, and a graduate degree in Health Management. Since 2020, Ellen has volunteered in the role of Stakeholder Relations, connecting with our generous supporters, interacting with visiting surgeons and students, and disseminating updates on Children's Surgical Centre.

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