Local Doctors Head to Africa

SIGN Fracture Care International is gearing up to help under resourced hospitals in Africa.

The Richland-based non-profit organization will train surgeons and donate orthopedic implants to medical facilities in Tanzania and Kenya.

Not all countries have access to electricity and x-ray machines which means if someone where to break a bone it could mean a lifelong struggle.

SIGN Fracture Care International is going to train doctors to use a technique that only requires a sense of touch.

The team will train doctors to surgically implant orthopedic instruments without modern techniques and are leaving on Friday.