Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Partners with The Touching Hands Project for “Hand Day,” a Day of Free Hand Surgery for Local Patients
COLORADO SPRINGS – On February 29, 2020, Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group (CSOG) will host “Hand Day”, offering a day of free hand surgery and procedures to uninsured residents in the Colorado Springs area.
For the second time, CSOG is partnering with The Touching Hands Project (THP), which provides free hand surgery and hand therapy to adults and children in underserved communities. Hand Day 2020 will take place in at least nine U.S. cities.
Through relationships with local clinics, CSOG has identified 21 patients who need hand surgery. With the help of volunteer surgeons, nurses, anesthetists, therapists, medical professionals, and translators these patients will undergo their procedures on Hand Day. Following their surgeries, they will receive free follow-up care.
“It is a way for us to come together and help the people in our back yard” said Dr. Watson.
THP, founded in 2014, began with a single international mission, expanding to 10 missions by 2016. That same year, THP added domestic missions and conducted the first Hand Day in Atlanta. THP plans to hold Hand Day in 50 cities within the next five years. The goal is for all those who suffer from a serious hand injury or deformity to have access to affordable care, specialized treatment, and rehabilitation. Among other donors, THP is funded generously by the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand.