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A study on the impact of COVID-19 on orthopaedic trauma services across Africa.

CovidTrauma is a research network to monitor how the current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting orthopaedic trauma services across Africa. It aims to promote cooperation as an orthopaedic community to tackle this unprecedented challenge.

The study has been running since April 2020, with healthcare professionals collaborating from across Africa and concludes at the end of June 2020. We will share findings here as soon as possible.

For enquiries, please contact 

This study is led by AO Alliance Foundation with collaborators in

University of Cape Town
University of Liverpool
University of Oxford
IGOT and University of California San Francisco


In the media

SURG-Africa interview with Prof Chris Lavy