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Our mission

The Touching Hands Project (THP) provides free hand surgery and hand therapy to adults and children in underserved communities around the world.

From children with deformities to adults with chronic pain or victims of unspeakable violence, the THP volunteers work to better the lives of patients who desperately need hand care. We send teams of hand surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and hand therapists to countries that have little access to medical care. Our work allows these patients to use their hands again, whether it's to hold their child, return to work, eat a meal, or put on their shoes. Your support, even in the smallest amount, can change a life.

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2467

surgeries performed

291

volunteers

62

missions

14

countries visited

What We Do

PERFORM HAND SURGERY

Our surgeons perform free hand surgery on patients who do not have access to the proper healthcare.

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

Our medical teams do their best to visit countries more than once to follow up with patients they previously treated.

PROVIDE HAND THERAPY

Post-surgery, our patients are seen by hand therapists who provide them with exercises to ensure a healthy recovery.

TEACH LOCAL DOCTORS

In addition to treating patients, our team spends time with local medical professionals to expand their knowledge of hand surgery.

HELP BUILD COMMUNITIES

After receiving care from our teams, many patients are able to return to work and begin contributing to their community again.

CHANGE LIVES

Our medical care gives children and adults the opportunity to live a happy and normal life, with healthy, functioning hands.

From Our Blog

Honduras: Day 2

After screening 139 patients in clinic yesterday, we were ready to tackle our first OR day. Our efforts were fueled by the remarkable buffet at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Honduras: Day 1

The line of patients waiting to be seen was already out the door as we pulled up in our Turismo bus. As we shuffled up the stairs we could see patients of all ages: some with bandages, some with deformities, but all with a look of hope as they greeted our team.

Dominican Republic: Day Two

15 patients are already scheduled to be evaluated, but by the end of the morning, we see even more. Fortunately, Dr. Santana and I have already consulted by “WhatsApp“ about most of the cases.

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