January 14, 2010 12:17 PM

Washington state doctor heads to Haiti with orthopedic gear

Help for victims of Haiti's earthquake and the scores of injured is on the way from orthopedic surgeon Lewis Zirkle. Zirkle, who developed a bone-mending technique 10 years ago that uses metal rods as a surgical implant, will be taking about 400 pounds of surgical gear and stainless steel rods to the heart of the disaster near Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince

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