Filipino doctor invents cheap way to fix fractures

Written by: Fin Evangelista, MD - Class 2009

The UERMMMC Community beams with pride as its graduates achieve excellence and recognition in their respective fields. One fine example of which is Dr. Juan Agustin "Chinkin" Coruña (Class 2009), an Orthopaedic Surgeon from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

Dr. Coruña has discovered a novel method of cost-efficient fracture fixation with nylon cable ties that offers the same outcome as conventional stainless-steel wired. This study has been presented and garnered acclaim in prestigious scientific meetings internationally.

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