The next Research In Focus lecture brings together Global Musculoskeletal to discuss how worldwide efforts to ensure access to surgery have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Orthopaedic Research Unit, UCT

by Professor Michael Held and Dr Maritz Laubscher

An introduction to the Orthopaedic Research Unit at University of Cape Town.

15th April 2020 • 0 comments

Applications open for the Oxford Global Surgery Course 14-18 September 2020! Working towards access to safe surgical, anaesthesia and obstetrics care.

9th March 2020 • 0 comments

'Surgery is often carried out amongst children with conditions thataffect their legs. However, in many of these conditions it is not knownwhich treatment works best. We reached out to everybody involved in caring for children with orthopaedic problems affecting their legs (from hips to toes), includingchildren, parents, carers, charity workers, and all the professional groups.We asked all for their views on identifying the most importantunanswered questions.'

22nd January 2020 • 0 comments

This new study aimed to establish consensus on the most important barriers, within a Three Delays framework, to accessing injury care in Low and Middle Income Countries that should be considered when evaluating a health system.

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In Ethiopia, which is a large country with poor infra structure, children who present with neglected Clubfoot to Cure hospital in Addis Ababa must remain in the capital throughout the duration of their treatment. On average they stay on the rehab ward at Cure or at Alemachen (a convalescent home which accommodates up to 40 children) for a minimum of four months.  Frequently they remain in Addis for six to eight months. As a physiotherapist, Jo’s concern is to fully utilise this time.

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This article addresses the global burden of musculoskeletal trauma in particular in low and middle income countries.

29th November 2016 • 0 comments

Background: Disparities in the global availability of operating theatres, essential surgical equipment and surgically trained providers are profound. Although efforts are ongoing to increase surgical care and training, little is known about the surgical capacity in developing countries. The aim of this study was to create a baseline for surgical development planning at a national level.

21st June 2016 • 0 comments

Background: More than 90% of injury deaths occur in low-income countries where a shortage of personnel, infrastructure, and materials challenge health system strengthening efforts. Trauma registries developed regionally have been used previously for injury surveillance in resource-limited settings, but scant outcomes data exist.

21st June 2016 • 0 comments