Fixing Fractures on a Global Scale
A third of all global deaths stem from conditions as common as bone fractures, according to an estimate by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.
Two organizations, Science Care and SIGN, have partnered up to do something about the unnecessary deaths that result from untreated or ill-treated bone fractures.
Science Care operates the largest whole-body donation program in the world and Fracture Care International (SIGN) partners with low-resource hospitals worldwide to provide care and support for patients with broken bones in locations with limited access to medical care.
In an attempt to improve orthopedic education, SIGN produces the IM nails and screws needed to treat fractures and then trains doctors in developing countries on how to implant them. Science Care then steps in.
“We’re committed to providing surgeons around the world with the training they need through whole body donation,” said Brad O’Connell, chief executive officer and program director at Science Care. “There is no greater example of this than through our work with SIGN Fracture Care. Together, we work toward advancing global human health and health care equality throughout the world.”
Science Care has helped tens of thousands of families work through the difficult process of donating their loved one’s remains to medical research and discovery.
Science Care works with the world’s top universities, government agencies, corporate and private medical institutions to advance physician training, contribute to critical medical research, and help in the development of leading-edge prescription drug therapies and medical device breakthroughs.
“Our programs have helped improve every aspect of human health, and we have supported the development of radical technologies, therapies, and discoveries,” say company officials.