MacOrtho would like to congratulate INORMUS investigators, led by Dr. Mohit Bhandari, for securing a Canadian Institute of Health Research Operating Grant.
INORMUS is a large multi-centre cohort study aimed at quantifying the global burden of fractures and to examine fracture types and treatment in low and middle income countries. The project was launched in India (INORMUS India) in October 2012 and has enrolled over 5,000 patients in the pilot phase. In the definitive phase, INORMUS will include sites across Asia, South-East Asia, Africa, Latin America, and South America.
The grant, allotted over the course of 3 years, will help complete the study and recruit 40, 000 patients with musculoskeletal trauma. The results of INORMUS will not only inform the current magnitude of the problem and prognostic factors for outcomes following orthopaedic injuries in LMICs, but will also provide important steps towards the development of clinical trials to test simple, life and limb saving interventions applicable to all injured patients around the world.