Global trauma: the great divide

SICOT J. 2015 Jul 21:1:19. doi: 10.1051/sicotj/2015019.


Road trauma is an emergent global issue. There is huge disparity between the population affected by road trauma and the resource allocation. If the current trend continues, a predicted extra 5 million lives will be lost in this decade. This article aims to create an awareness of the scale of the problem of road trauma and the inequality in the resources available to address this problem. It also describes the responses from the international organisations and the orthopaedic community in dealing with this issue. The International Orthopaedic community has a unique opportunity and moral obligation to play a part in changing this trend of global trauma.

Keywords: Accidents; Health resources; Traffic.

Publication types

  • Review