OIC & UCLA Extend Reach to East Africa
Advancing orthopaedic care worldwide, OIC and UCLA are working together with Soddo Christian Hospital serving the sick and injured of Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea. OIC/UCLA Chief Orthopaedic Surgical Resident Dr. Scott Montgomery has just returned, and during his trip he wrote to us in his blog, "Notes from Ethiopia." Click here to read more about Dr. Montgomery's experience.
Leveling the Playing Field
A recent Orthopaedic Institute for Children study shows taht underinsured children may have to wait 3 times as long for required orthopaedic surgery than children with full insurance. Children who experience delayed care are 5 times more likely to have lifetime residual effects from their injury.
Gene discovery may aid treatment of Osteoporosis And Osteogenesis Imperfecta - 14 Year Old Boy Participates In Study. Children whose bodies do not generate sufficient bone mass encounter quality-of-life musculoskeletal issues.
Mission And Vision
Our mission is to provide outstanding care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and to provide care for children regardless of ability to pay and advance care worldwide for all musculoskeletal patients through medical education and scientific research.