Tibial Fracture Fixation

Teaching orthopedic surgeons and medical officers on how to handle this common fracture

Team Lead: Habila Umaru, Chief Consultant and Associate Professor, Orthopedic and Trauma Unit

Lead Institution: National Hospital, Abuja

Team Countries: Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Canada, United States

“In my experience, the tibial fracture is the most common fracture,” says Dr. Umaru. “If these patients are not treated properly, they are at risk of amputation.”

This training module will teach orthopaedic surgeons and medical officers on how to handle this common fracture. The Discovery Award will help the team assess how their 3-D bone simulation model can provide orthopaedic training.

“One of the biggest lessons I have learned in this process was the building of a multinational, multidisciplinary, inclusive and collaborative team,” says Dr. Umaru.