gSource, LLC is pleased to announce a second donation of their surgical instruments to the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS), a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The donated instruments, valued at $6,215, will be provided to the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital in Accra, Ghana for use in orthopedic procedures to help alleviate musculoskeletal problems including complex spine and pediatric orthopedic disorders. To date, gSource has donated instruments valued at $10,595. Surgical instruments are in need as FOCOS hopes to complete more than 175 surgeries in 2013.
“gSource is committed to putting the finest instruments into the hands of surgeons and their teams. It is satisfying to know our instruments are making a meaningful and positive difference in the lives of those patients served by the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital in Ghana. We are proud to support the mission of FOCOS”, commented Gerd Billmann, President.
Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) was founded in 1998 by Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Chief Scoliosis Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The FOCOS mission is to provide comprehensive, affordable orthopedic and spine care to underserved communities in Ghana and throughout West Africa. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, FOCOS volunteers have performed over 1,000 corrective orthopedic and joint procedures for adult and pediatric populations.
In April 2012, the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital in Accra, Ghana opened its door. The 50 bed dedicated hospital offers comprehensive orthopedic services including diagnostics, imaging and laboratory, outpatient consultation and surgical care. FOCOS aspires to become the premier orthopedic teaching hospital in sub-Saharan Africa.