Kagondo St. Joseph Hospital Foundation (KSJHF) is a charitable nonprofit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to improve the accessibility of services for orthopedic care, treatment of trauma, skin grafting, birth defect correction and artificial limbs, and to supply orthopedic implants and other necessary equipment for people in the Kagera region of NW Tanzania through services at St. Joseph Hospital. Today, St. Joseph Hospital is the leading center for the treatment of trauma and orthopedic disease in the region.
St. Joseph Hospital, the leading center for the treatment of trauma and orthopedic disease in the Kagera region of NW Tanzania, provides safe anesthesia and a clean operating room utilizing standard sterile techniques.
Dr. Schaefer debriding an infected leg bone.
A young girl’s protective amnion ruptured before birth and the strands wrapped around her leg caused amnionic band syndrome
The bands were relieved by "Z " plasty.
A female peasant farmer with above elbow amputation could not farm with only one upper extremity.
The woman received the above elbow prosthesis constructed from spare parts supplied by Rick Mahone of Reno, NV and built by Mr. Magogwa (pictured), a talented prosthetist.
A girl’s knee suffered severe non-functional hyperextension from a machete wound that altered the growth of the leg.
The girl’s knee was surgically fused, resulting in functional five-degree flexion.
An 11-year-old girl suffered severe bilateral tibia vara (bowed legs), a condition that developed in early childhood.
The girl in the recovery room protected with full-leg casts.Tibia Vara Post-Op
After surgery fully corrected the condition, she went on to receive the necessary physical therapy.