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Cleaning Shrapnel
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
17 Jul 2012

MSF Reconstructive surgical project started in August of 2006 joins three surgical specialties: maxillofacial, orthopedic and plastic, and receives highly complex cases. Over 1700 victims of violence from Iraq, Gaza, Yemen, Libya and Syria have been admitted to MSF surgical project since its start. Admitted patients are those who were directly affected by violence in their home countries, like gunshot, missile and explosion related injuries. The possibility of getting a successful surgical and functional outcome is an essential standard for accepting cases.
The complexity of received cases often requires a multi-staged reconstruction of both hard and soft tissues. This means patients need to stay for a relatively long period of time close to the MSF surgical facility in Amman for monitoring the progress of treatment and for optimal planning of the stages of treatment. This reconstructive surgical project is a highly demanding one at technical level, and requires a skilled surgical, anesthetic and nursing team. Here a MSF surgical team digs shrapnel out of a 10 year old boys knee from Iraq. Amman, Jordan 2012.

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Watching Homs Burn
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
17 Jul 2012

Abdul and his two children receive treatment for their wounds from a Syrian tanks that fired into their home while besieging the city of Homs in March, collapsing the ceiling on him and his family severely burning their bodies. Abdul and his family were escorted by the Free Syrian Army on a dangerous trek south to the border of Jordan to receive medical treatment. Amman, Jordan July 2012.

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Six and Syrian
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
17 Jul 2012

6 year old Syrian girl is comforted by the hand of her father after being burned by a Syrian tank round that hit the house where her family was hiding in Homs. Her and her family were smuggled to the Jordanian border by the Free Syrian Army where she is now receiving reconstructive care from the MSF Hospital in Amman, Jordan 2012.

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No where else to go
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
16 Jul 2012

Mohamed 28, from Fallujah, Iraq got into his car a month ago turned the key and it exploded, the blast took off his left leg and shattered his right. He said “This is normal I have no where els to go but back to Iraq.” He now is undergoing reconstructive surgery at the MSF Hospital in Amman, Jordan 2012.

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MSF Surgeon
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
16 Jul 2012

MSF Reconstructive surgical project started in August of 2006 joins three surgical specialties: maxillofacial, orthopedic and plastic, and receives highly complex cases. Over 1700 victims of violence from Iraq, Gaza, Yemen, Libya and Syria have been admitted to MSF surgical project since its start. Admitted patients are those who were directly affected by violence in their home countries, like gunshot, missile and explosion related injuries. The possibility of getting a successful surgical and functional outcome is an essential standard for accepting cases.
The complexity of received cases often requires a multi-staged reconstruction of both hard and soft tissues. This means patients need to stay for a relatively long period of time close to the MSF surgical facility in Amman for monitoring the progress of treatment and for optimal planning of the stages of treatment. This reconstructive surgical project is a highly demanding one at technical level, and requires a skilled surgical, anesthetic and nursing team. Here a MSF preforms surgery on a ambush car victims leg Amman, Jordan 2012.

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MSF Hospital Restructures for Syrian ...
Amman, Jordan
By U.S. Editor
16 Jul 2012

MSF Reconstructive surgical project started in August of 2006 joins three surgical specialties: maxillofacial, orthopedic and plastic, and receives highly complex cases. Over 1700 victims of violence from Iraq, Gaza, Yemen, Libya and Syria have been admitted to MSF surgical project since its start. Admitted patients are those who were directly affected by violence in their home countries, like gunshot, missile and explosion related injuries. The possibility of getting a successful surgical and functional outcome is an essential standard for accepting cases.
The complexity of received cases often requires a multi-staged reconstruction of both hard and soft tissues. This means patients need to stay for a relatively long period of time close to the MSF surgical facility in Amman for monitoring the progress of treatment and for optimal planning of the stages of treatment. This reconstructive surgical project is a highly demanding one at technical level, and requires a skilled surgical, anesthetic and nursing team.