Orthopaedics Fact Sheets

You don’t need to know the classification of fractures in as much detail as is found in these fact sheets. The exceptions to this are: Pelvic fractures (know the classification and treatment eg. when to use interventional radiology and when to go to theatre), Paediatric orthopaedic trauma (understand Salter-Harris), Shoulder dislocation (they love reduction techniques and procedural sedation), Red joint(how do you interpret as aspirate?) and the limping child.


Ankle Injuries

Back pain

Clavicle injury

Crush injury

Elbow fractures

Femoral fractures

Foot injuries

Forearm fractures

General fractures

Hand injuries

Hip dislocation

Humerus fractures

Knee injury


Paediatric orthopaedic trauma

Pelvic fractures

Red joint

Shoulder dislocation

Spinal injury

The limping child

Tibial fractures