Minor Trauma & Orthopaedics
In these sessions we will use case studies of patients who have presented to the ED including a radiology library. We are seeking help from HMOs to add to this library. Please email the name and UR number to email@example.com
- A systematic approach to assessment of injuries
- Interpretation of radiographs in ED/orthopaedics
- Appropriate referral to fracture clinic using BOSSNET e-form and use of BHS guideline for diagnosis of scaphoid fractures.
- Hughes T & Cruickshank J. Adult Emergency Medicine at a Glance. Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, 2011. Chapter 12 Wounds. Chapter 14 Hand injuries. Chapter 15 Wrist and forearm injuries. Chapter 16 Shoulder and elbow injuries. Chapter 17 Back pain, hip and knee injuries. Chapter 18 Tibia, ankle and foot injuries.
- Pre-Lecutre reading (required): Chapters 12 -18 Adult Emergency Medicine at a Glance and Upper Limb Dislocation
- Pre-lecure Quiz (to be completed prior to the lecture): download or complete online
Learning resources, presentations and self directed tutorials
- Scaphoid fracture presentation by Jaycen Cruickshank
- Orthopaedics in ED - Steve Costa 2013
- Sprained ankle self directed tutorial.
Other learning resources
- Childhood Fracture Management - RCH clinical guidelines, demonstration videos, x-ray examples and fact shhets.
- Numerous videos of shoulder reduction techniques can be found at http://shoulderdislocation.net/videos,
- The following video is published by NEJM.
In the last few years the Emergency Department at Ballarat Health Services conducted several research projects on scaphoid fractures and in particular the role of early CT. We have published literature validating our clinical practise guideline.
Journal articles on scaphoid fractures were conducted in the Emergency Department at Ballarat Health Services. They are available on a website authored by Jaycen Cruickshank - www.scaphoidfracture.com.au