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Every year, between 20 and 50 million people are permanently disabled from road traffic injuries, and over 6 million die. These numbers are 2x the number of deaths than HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria COMBINED. This burden disproportionately affects those in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Many of the local surgeons in resource-limited countries lack the training required to perform limb- and life-saving procedures. Our SMART courses equip the surgeons with these skills and knowledge.

  • The IGOT SMART Course model is an innovative approach to address the global disparity in orthopaedic trauma care.

  • The SMART course provides orthopaedic surgeons in resource-limited settings with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform surgeries to reduce the incidence of amputations.

  • Each surgeon attending a SMART Course trains 3-5 surgeons creating a ripple effect of education within low-income countries.

  • Surgeons completing the SMART Course have a 93% success rate in treating patients with post-traumatic limb-threatening conditions.

  • In a recent study examining the SMART course impact, participants reported that the knowledge and skills gained from this course has significantly changed their practice.

To learn more about IGOT’s SMART Courses and register for upcoming courses, please contact IGOT at 

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