POP is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving pediatric orthopedic care in the developing world through surgical mission trips, the education of local medical staff, and hospital facility improvements.
234 Patients and Counting!
To date, because of our efforts, a total of 217 impoverished children have received corrective surgeries for scoliosis; 56 through our 7 mission trips, 158 by the Dominican surgeons we have trained and 3 operated in St. Louis, MO due to their complexity. We have also operated on an additional 11 children with various other orthopedic conditions and brought 2 additional children to the US for treatment (one for physical therapy after a gunshot wound and the other for surgery of the legs for cerebral palsy). Lastly, for the past 3 years, POP has sponsored 4 children with orthopedic conditions in the DR. That is 234 patients in total!