Face Facts

Most people touch their face up to 5,500 times a day.  Not Geraldine.  She suffers from osteomyelitis in her arm. The infection went untreated for so many years; she lost the ability to lift her hand to her face. Geraldine came to the University Teaching Hospital of Butare (CHUB) where doctors had access CERAMENT™|G, the …

Small Steps.
Big Hopes.

Bosco is 19 years old and hasn’t walked for two years.  He suffers from severe osteomyelitis in both legs and came to University Teaching Hospital of Butare (CHUB) six months ago with the hope of controlling the infection and preserving his legs. Doctors treated one leg with CERAMENT™|G and are now preparing to treat his …

What’s in a Number?

A number can carry such significance, regardless of its size. FOUR.  Yvonne’s age at the time of her surgery. TWELVE.  The number of months she suffered with a deep bone infection on her leg before being treated. TEN.  The percentage of the hospital bill that her family must pay. FIFTY.  The number of pennies that …

Every End Is A New Beginning

Today marks the end of our time in Rwanda, but really, it’s just the beginning. It is the start of new friendships with the doctors, medical students and the staff of the University Teaching Hospital of Butare (CHUB), who have been so gracious to share their time, talents and trust with us. We thank them …

To teach is to
learn twice over.

Today was a day of learning.   We learned that following the genocide of 1994, only five doctors remained at the University Teaching Hospital of Butare (CHUB), but today there are nearly 200 medical students learning and caring for the people of Rwanda. Today was also a day of teaching. Professor Fredrik Lindberg, co-founder of BONESUPPORT, …

Africa Bound

Working in healthcare provides many unique opportunities to help people, but nothing more direct than a humanitarian mission. BONESUPPORT has been asked to bring CERAMENT™|G, the first CE-marked injectable antibiotic eluting ceramic bone graft substitute, to the University Teaching Hospital of Butare (CHUB) in Rwanda. CERAMENT™|G is indicated to promote and protect bone healing being jeopardized …