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Our Purpose

We propose to use our time, skills, and resources to build sustainable Joint Replacement Programin Low and Middle Income Countries focusing on local doctors treating patients in their own communities year-round

 

Addressing the 4 Major Barriers to Total Joint Replacement Worldwide 

Implant: Cost & Quality

Hospitals: Equiptment & Infrastructure

Surgeons: Availabity & Training

Outcomes: Available Data

Our Focus

  • Continued support and collaborations with Signature Orthopedics in our efforts to design implants to optimize Function, Performance & Durability

•Focusing on simplicity & economy with FDA-approved implants of proven design

•Simplified robust instruments, small sterilization pans

  • Identifying hospitals and orthopedic training programs that are suitable for long-term program development

  • Identifying local surgeons to mentor and advise

  • Identifying orthopedic residents or surgeons who are candidates for in-depth training, including one-year fellowships for young surgeons and shorter mini fellowships for established surgeons

  • Building our partnerships through long-term commitments, infrastructure support and data collection and analysis

  • Raising funds through donations, grants, and the local community industry and government for ongoing support of the programs

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

-Margaret Mead 

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