Ep 32: Christina Dejean Soray

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Healing takes time. To heal means to regenerate, to align and to gain strength. Wound healing, in particular, highlights the power of the human body in times of crisis – manipulating its resources and cells to restore homeostasis. But what happens when that fails? What happens if it’s a traumatic wound that gets infected, fails debridement? In high-income settings, the simple answer is negative pressure wound therapy – which costs thousands of dollars a device. But that’s not sustainable in every environment around the world. Here creativity and innovation rise from the ashes as Hattian and International surgeons and engineers were able to push the boundaries of function and cost for low-resource settings. Join us in this incredible episode as we talk with Haitian orthopaedic surgeon Dr Christina Dejean Soray on her low-coast “Turtle VAC”, finding solutions based on what you see clinically, and advice on being female and navigating a heavily male-dominated speciality!

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