Assignee's son receives teleconsultation support on fractured leg while in Fiji

Overview

International SOS provided teleconsultation support to a young child of an assignee in Fiji which prevented a significant surgery to take place.

 

Service: TeleConsultation
Location: Fiji

 

Problem

Harry, an international assignee’s youngest son, fractured his leg and had been suffering for almost a month in Fiji. The local surgeon was unsure on the treatment options, and considered manipulating and re-fracturing the child’s leg.

 

 

Solution

After consulting with the treatment team, we supported Harry by arranging a second opinion from our telediagnostic specialist provider in Australia. The pediatric orthopedic surgeon proposed an alternative course of action which was agreed by all parties. Harry had several follow up consultations, x-rays, and ultimately recovered with full mobility.

 

Impact

We were able to help prevent a major surgery which may have caused Harry to potentially lose his leg. Our telediagnostic option allowed Harry to remain in-country as he did not need to travel to Australia for review.