Card EB, Obayemi JE, Shirima O, Lazaro M, Massawe H, Stanifer JW, Premkumar A, Sheth NP. Practices and Perspectives of Traditional Bone Setters in Northern Tanzania. Annals of global health. 2020 Jun 16;86(86). 61 p. PMID: 32587811 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC7304448
Traditional health practitioners remain a critical source of care in Tanzania, more than 50% of Tanzanians frequently using their services. With a severe shortage of orthopaedic surgeons (1:3.3 million Tanzanians) traditional bone setters (TBSs) could potentially expand access to musculoskeletal care and improve outcomes for morbidity as a result of trauma.