SICOT Declaration of Rio de Janeiro - International Campaign against Bone and Joint Infections

Infections of bones and joints are still the major threat in orthopaedic surgery. Despite continuous development in medicine there is an ongoing increase of musculoskeletal infections worldwide, leading to amputation, lifelong disability or even death in millions of cases each year. Appropriate treatment is considered interminable and expensive with costs often unaffordable in developing countries. Infections globally constitute a substantial economic burden on patients, physicians, hospitals, healthcare systems, and the human society as a whole.

Appeal for help in Nepal

Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal on 25 April 2015, the Nepalese Orthopaedic Association is making an appeal for surgical hands and equipment, necessary now and for many months to come. If available to help, please contact Dr Ramesh Prasad Singh from the Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Attarkhel Jorpati, Kathmandu, Nepal, at: +9779851042907 or
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