Broken bones are relatively common worldwide, but access to comprehensive medical care is not. In countries where CURE serves, access to surgical care is limited, and the child may not receive the care they need. In some situations, children don’t receive treatment for their broken bones until years after the initial break or don’t receive treatment at all.
A broken bone is one of the most common injuries worldwide. However, lack of treatment is the main difference in severity between the broken bones treated in high-income countries and children treated at CURE.