SIGN is an orthopaedic humanitarian aid organization treating impoverished people in developing countries. SIGN supplies surgical implants and training to orthopaedic surgeons at no cost providing that the care to the patient is also free.
SIGN has started programs in more than 200 hospitals throughout 48 developing countries. More than 4,000 SIGN surgeons use the SIGN system on a daily basis to repair fractures largely caused by road traffic accidents. Since 1999 more than 75,000 patients have been treated with the SIGN system. As we spread throughout the developing world and broaden the fixation devices we offer, we continue to hold fast to our vision of creating equality of fracture care throughout the world.