Anne Arundel County doctors yesterday performed surgery on visiting Bosnian refugee Abid Kadric.
Mr. Kadric, who was wounded while fighting in the former Yugoslavia, underwent surgery on his left foot at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was shot in the foot last May, resulting in an open fracture of the left heel. He has been unable to walk without canes.
Nancy Thornton, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said it would be several weeks before doctors would be able to gauge the extent to which the surgery was successful.
Mr. Kadric arrived in Annapolis last week, and has been receiving treatment through the medical center as an outpatient. He is staying with a Croatian-American family in the Annapolis area, and is expected to remain in the area for at least the next three months.
A former construction worker, Mr. Kadric came to the medical center through the International Organization for Migration, which has helped refugees around the world for more than 40 years.
The organization placed a advertisement in the newsletter Orthopedics Overseas asking doctors to provide free treatment for patients. Annapolis orthopedic surgeon Dr. Allen Egloff offered his assistance.