Providing specialized orthopedic care, education, and training
to underserved communities around the world.

The Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) is a non-profit 501 c(3) organization launched in the United States in 1998.  Our mission is to provide comprehensive, affordable orthopedic care to those who would not otherwise have access to such treatment. The cases we treat are among some of the most severe in the world—many that no other team of surgeons would dare touch. With the support of our dedicated staff and volunteers and generous donors and partners, we are transforming the lives of patients throughout Africa and the world.

Watch the story of Juma Jenda to learn more about our work.

Our Progress

SINCE 1998


Successfully completed life-changing surgeries


FOCOS patients hail from 32 different countries

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Years of providing prime orthopedic care



Meet Dr. Oheneba

FOCOS President & Founder

Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei has made the human spine his life's work and has revolutionized spinal surgery. Learn more about his life and why his peers describe him as a "true artist of the spine." 


Together, may we continue to help the world stand tall.
— Oheneba Boachie- Adjei, MD

Transform a Life Today

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the FOCOS team is able to complete hundreds of life saving surgeries each year. Sadly, thousands more patients are in need of help. Your support can help us continue to transform the lives of people all over the globe.

FOCOS Hospital Patient

Upcoming Events


Three US-based surgeons, including Dr. Yaw Boachie-Adjei, Dr. Drew J. Brown IV, and Dr. Stephen Becher, visited the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital February 5 - 10, 2018 as part of the FOCOS volunteer mission.


On Monday night, September 18, 2017, we had a wonderful celebration of the past and present of FOCOS during our 10th Annual FOCOS gala.  

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SUMMER News - FOCOS is proud to launch its new annual fundraising campaign - RACE 4 FOCOS! Help to raise funds and awareness


Catch up on the latest FOCOS news!

There are many exciting things happening at FOCOS—from patient success stories and staff highlights to important insurance updates in Ghana that have extended coverage to orthopedic patients.

Read our Spring 2017 newsletter here! And be sure to stay in the loop by signing up to receive our newsletter below.