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Surgical Burden of Musculoskeletal Conditions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Work on the global burden of diseases has greatly improved our knowledge about the burden of certain diseases around the world. However, due to the paucity of data, the burden of diseases in LMICs, especially that of musculoskeletal conditions, remains unclear. As a result, surgically amenable conditions are not easy to forecast. This publication estimates the growing surgical burden of musculoskeletal conditions in low- and middle-income countries. The research gives insight into met and unmet orthopedic surgical needs in LMICs and advocates for the urgent implementation of better-quality surveillance. The study also calls to action all stakeholders to help healthcare systems in LMICs to deal with the growing burden of injuries and other degenerative, congenital, inflammatory and infective conditions of the musculoskeletal system.

Citation:

Joshipura, Manjul & Gosselin, Richard. (2018). Surgical Burden of Musculoskeletal Conditions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. World Journal of Surgery. 10.1007/s00268-018-4790-8.

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