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When a car hit Xavier Mahabelo so hard it ripped the skin and muscle clean off his leg, his only shot at survival was on the other side of the world in a Melbourne hospital.

This wonderful article describes how our own BallaratOSM orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Shaun English, assessed Xavier’s injury on the ground in Madagascar in 2019, when he volunteered with Australian Doctors in Africa.  Shaun subsequently liaised with his colleague Professor Leo Donnan back in Australia, who offered to undertake the life changing surgery.  Read more about Xavier and the incredible gift dedicated orthopaedic surgeons provided HERE.