The burden of trauma in low-income countries is underappreciated and underfunded. IGOT is working to change this through sustainable educational programs and partnerships.
- Musculoskeletal conditions affect 1.7 billion people annually
- The burden of disease is more than tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDs combined
- 1 in 10 fractures do not heal adequately
Untreated broken bones can impact quality of life more than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Unhealed fractures can result in permanent disability, limb loss, and impoverishment.