Fracture Fixation

Summary

Suitable for: SHOs and registrars in orthopaedics

This new course on bone fracture fixation begins with classification systems and decision-making on the type of fixation in different scenarios. Practical sessions range from the application of simple screws and plates to complex fixation of fractures using k-wires, tension band wiring, intramedullary nailing. The principals of application of an external fixator will also be discussed. The bone models will be synthetic sawbones and animal legs with fractures for both the upper and lower limb.

Learning outcomes

  • Improved decision-making on the type of fixation method to use in named fracture scenarios
  • Increased confidence in the application of plates and wire fixation
  • Enhanced knowledge of the equipment and set-up for various fracture fixation methods