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Too old! – Absolutely impossible – not possible during the pandemic!

Or might it be possible?

The 87-year-old from the mountain village of Limatambo had a stroke of bad luck.  As often happens with the elderly he had a fall in his house and broke his femoral neck.  The family brought him to Cusco to be operated on, but no hospital was prepared to operate on such a case.  “He is too old,” said some, “Now during the pandemic we are only there for covid-patients,” said others.

After ten days of searching his relatives knocked on the door of the Hospital Diospi Suyana.  Yesterday Dr Lukas Steffen and his team successfully operated him.  We hope that he will be able to walk again soon.

The fracture runs through the right femoral neck.
The operation was a team result.
Successful operation.  Stable conditions have been re-established.