The global perspective
We may all remember signing the cast of a friend that suffered a broken arm or a fractured leg, usually by pursuing leisure activities. Incapacitated for 8 weeks at most, patients in high income countries quickly discard the cast and resume their life as if nothing happened.
In low income countries, limited treatment capacity and poor access to fracture care often translate into dire consequences for patients suffering from musculoskeletal injuries.
Click on the infographic below to unveil the true burden trauma and fracture around the world.