Training and Research
The traveling surgical team is composed of two residents and two attending surgeons. The project provides a valuable training opportunity for physicians and residents as many of the foot deformities seen in the Mexican children, such as clubfoot, are treated at birth in the United States.
To date, the team has been highly successful in helping children with lower extremity deformities to walk. The project is also a source for valuable research on medical care in developing countries. Further, international collaboration between the United States and Mexico brings these two neighboring countries closer together.