To celebrate the memory of my grandfather who passed away December 25, 2015
Mission location: Giao Xu Nghia Yen, Nhon Trach, Dong Nai (some 15 km east of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Date: December 24, 2015 to January 16, 2016
Volunteers: Dr Thanh Liem Nguyen, Podiatrist, Messrs Simon Ouimet and Ngoc Linh Nguyen
This mission was aimed at providing treatment to the people of my native village and those of nearby villages. Assisted by Simon Ouimet, our treasurer, and Ngoc Linh Nguyen, Dr Nguyen, Podiatrist, was able to treat 130 patients ranging in age from 15 to 92, 90 percent of whom were women.
Problems treated were related to the musculoskeletal system (tendinitis, fasciitis, bursitis), to skin conditions (tinea, dermatitis, psoriasis), to the biomechanics of feet and to ingrown toenails.
Aside from four matrixectomies with phenol-alcohol, cortisone injections were used to treat cases of plantar fasciitis and neuromas. Patients were also able to continue treating inflammations with oral medication such as Advil, Celebrex 200 mg and Naxopren 500 mg. To deal with cases of tinea, dermatitis and psoriasis,we distributed topical treatments such as Loprox 1% cr, Topicort .25% cr and Urisec 22% cr.
Dr Thanh Liem Nguyen, podiatrist.
We wish to thank the following:
-Fondation Coup de cœur
-Clinique podiatrique Berri