A MAJOR GLOBAL CRISIS
6 MILLION people die from traumatic injuries every year
2x > than deaths from HIV/AIDS/TB & Malaria COMBINED
Another 40 MILLION are permanently disabled every year
A small fraction of the world’s research funds are allocated to orthopaedic injuries even though they account for more of the global burden.
$200 to $1: Research expenditures for HIV out number orthopaedic injury research
The world measures the effectiveness of interventions by tallying how much it costs to avert 1 year of life lost due to the disease (Cost per DALY averted)
When compared to HIV treatment at $300-$500 per DALY averted fracture care is $33 per DALY averted ($1 : $10)
Empowering surgeons thru education and research has an immediate and long term impact on the care of patients. EVERY surgeon who attends IGOT’s SMART Course goes on to teach an additional 3-5 surgeons.
Each SMART Course saves a minimum of 1100 patients from amputations every year
IGOT’s SMART Course has trained 600 surgeons & counting in limb-saving techniques
Success rate in surgery preventing amputation learned from IGOT’s SMART Course
Amputations prevented by SMART Course Attendees