Syrian Surgeons Use Garage Tools to Operate on Compound Leg Fracture

Syrian Surgeons Use Garage Tools to Operate on Compound Leg Fracture

Owing to the desperate humanitarian situation in Syria, caused by the West arming, training and financing international terrorists, Syrian surgeons are left to operate in less than ideal conditions. Regardless, when wounded persons are in need of medical care, they use whatever they have available to them in that moment to save the person’s life.

In this video, filmed in a field hospital in al-Balad, the surgeons use tools commonly found in a garage – like a power drill and a screwdriver. All in all, for whatever it’s worth, they fixed up the compound leg fracture pretty well. They had to use a steel plate and ordinary screws, but certainly deserve praise for making do with such limited supplies.

33 thoughts on “Syrian Surgeons Use Garage Tools to Operate on Compound Leg Fracture”

      1. These doctors are Hero’s in my eyes. They are true doctors in every sense of the word. Their performing complex orthopedic surgeries with what they have to work with and probably for very little or no payment what’s so ever! Here in the U.S. Doctors will refuse to see you if you show up without your fucking 5-10 dollar co-pay!! Disgusting, our doctors and medical system really should be ashamed of themselves.

  1. Was wondering why my car isn’t done at the body shop yet.
    Props to doctors everywhere, but most of all to these guys I am assuming they are not doing this for the money.

    1. Nope I doubt their even getting paid anything to save lives! True angles. They at least can say they take their doctors oath seriously!! They surely aren’t making hundreds of thousands of dollars per year such as ours are!

  2. Everything in the legs looks to be standard materials used to repair. A fracture. They use special bits and screws . It’s not a regular Phillips screwdriver. They just had to use a regular drill and add a wooden handle to the another bit to improvise.
    A hospital drill can cost over $1000 easily. And you can still get infections and rust from the metal and screws in North American hospitals.

  3. Pfft! This guy graduated from Johns Hopkins! They exchange the hammer and chisel at the medical school there for turning in your cap and gown!

    In any event, kudos for having the machine that goes, “Ping!”

    1. Yes, they do, @Hyde. I work in an operating room (surgical tech not a doctor)..that particular drill wasn’t standard, and the screws and plate may not have necessarily been steel. The hammer and chisel are very common implements to use in orthopedic surgery though. overall, as long as everything was sterile, there wasn’t a whole lot unusual going on there.

  4. there’s a learning curve, your gonna hone in and get better every single time you operate. I can only do as good as when I listened and prepared to cure. I except this and the consequence. -951-

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