The Burden of Musculoskeletal Injury in Low and Middle-Income Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

Spiegel, David A.; Gosselin, Richard A.; Coughlin, R. Richard; Joshipura, Manjul; Browner, Bruce D.; Dormans, John P.
April 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Apr2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 4, p915
Academic Journal
The article cites a review which offers a public health perspective on the musculoskeletal injury in low and middle-income countries. It discusses the delivery of care of musculoskeletal trauma, highlights inadequacies in resources for health care, and delineates approaches to training and teaching. It also predicts the effect of skeletal injuries to the world's burden of disability. Further, it suggests the needs to have an exchange of information between resource providers in the countries.


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