Growing local research in the era of Global Surgery
Guest Editor - Michael Held
Equity of access to quality musculoskeletal health care is a massive challenge for orthopaedic surgeons in South Africa. Over generations we have developed an inherent capability of frugal innovations and creative ways to improve our patient care. To establish a lean research culture and seek productive collaborations in the current research environment is key to generate indigenous evidence, independent of resources and funding. This bottom-up approach can co-exist and find synergies with an external strategy which evolved from the concept of ‘Global Surgery’.