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Equipment and Supplies

  • Richard C. FisherEmail author
  • Dominic Awariyah Adondaa
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Abstract

Orthopedics is a gadget-rich specialty. The list is long: dressings, plaster and fiberglass casting supplies, traction equipment, pins, intramedullary rods, plates and screws, prosthetic joints, prosthetic limbs, and crutches.

Reference

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    Phillips JJ, Coughlin R, Gosselin RA. Socially responsible orthopaedic donations. AAOS NOW, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2010, May.Google Scholar

Websites of Organizations Providing Medical Equipment and Supplies

  1. doc2doc. www.dr2dr.org.
  2. MedShare. www.medshare.org.
  3. Orthopaedic Link. www.orthopaediclink.org.
  4. SIGN Fracture Care International. www.signfracturecare.org.
  5. U.S. National Member Society of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (U.S. ISPO). www.usispo.org.
  6. World Access Project. www.worldaccessproject.org.
  7. https://www.partnersforworldhealth.org/ Recycled medical supplies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of Colorado Health Science CenterAuroraUSA
  2. 2.Department of Trauma/OrthopedicsKomfo Anokye Teaching HospitalKumasiGhana

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