The James Lind Alliance

James Lind Alliance Complex Fractures PSP

Complex fractures are complicated breaks in bones which require specialist treatment. They include open fractures, pelvic fractures, a fracture into multiple pieces and multiple fractures at the same time.  They make up a minority of the 1.8 million fractures that occur in England each year but cause significant problems for patients and are a large burden on healthcare resources.

The Complex Fractures PSP was established in 2019 and is a collaboration with AOUK & I and the Orthopaedic Trauma Society.

The Complex Fractures PSP Top 10 was published in June 2021.

Recognising and Dealing with Compartment Syndrome

AOUK&I e-Learning Resource

Recognising and Dealing with Compartment Syndrome

AOUK&I Advanced Course

We have explored many different options to bring the AOUK&I Advanced Course to you. We are mindful that we haven’t run since June 2019, but since the start of COVID we have focused on getting 240 participants through the Basic Principles course.

Our next priority is the Advanced Principles. We have looked at different possibilities indeed, Hinkley and Dublin, but the availability of the practical kit is under particular pressure with the deferred courses all around the world. We think the best option will be to run a larger course in Leeds 2022. It would be helpful to estimate the numbers required, so if you are interested, please let us know as soon as possible so we can notify you when the course opens. You can do this by contacting Lydia Raif

We are so sorry to have had to defer the Advanced course, but we will make every effort to catch up with the shortfall of places over the last two years.

AOUK&I paediatric course

AO  faculty have already begin preparing the AOUK&I paediatric course with overseas faculty colleagues.

The Chairs were keen to bring the content in line with current principles required by the trauma and orthopaedic surgeon caring for children as part of their practice.  They also want to integrate new educational techniques to increase the impact and the enjoyment of the programme.  Some elements will be provided on line to help participates prepare the foundations themselves so the entire face to face event can be interactive.

Just in case we are still restrained by regulations, the programme can be delivered entirely online.  Here you can see faculty experimenting with ways of creating the networks and making connections, which are a valued part of our courses.

AOUK Research Funding Expansion for 2020

AOUK Research Funding Expansion for 2020

AOUK Research and Professional Development are delighted to enable broader access to small grant funding for local and national research projects. Following the turbulence experienced through the strain of the pandemic we are keen to support research infrastructure through diverse funding of projects linked to fracture care.
We are particularly interested in funding projects this year that encourage trainee investigators and that support local research departments in recognition of all the effort made by research teams in supporting clinical care throughout the ongoing pandemic period.

For more information contact Val Chip Chase at: aouki1@btconnect.com

Physiology of Trauma

AOUK&I e-Learning Resource

Physiology of Trauma

Recognising and Dealing with Necrotising Fasciitis August 2020

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Recognising and Dealing with Necrotising Fasciitis

Template – Recognising and Dealing with Necrotising Fasciitis August 2020

AOUK&I e-Learning Resource

Recognising and Dealing with Necrotising Fasciitis

Iain McFadyen from the Royal Stoke University Hospital in the UK presents an interactive webinar on Necrotising fasciitis and Life threatening soft tissue infections.

Consultant(s):
Iain McFadyen, Lisa Hadfield-Law

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AOUK&I e-Learning Resource

Immediate Management of Spinal Injuries: Diagnosis, Management and Transfer July 2020

AOUK&I e-Learning Resource

Immediate Management of Spinal Injuries: Diagnosis, Management and Transfer

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Question 1/12
What cells make up a bone?

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Osteoblasts,  Osteoclasts, Osteocytes and Osteoprogenitor cells

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Question 2/12
What are the tissues surrounding the bone?

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Periosteum and Bone Marrow

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Question 3/12
The blood supply of bone is how much of the cardiac output?

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5-10%

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Question 4/12
What are the 2 types of bone?

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Lamellar - organised, and Woven - disorganised

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Question 5/12
How much of our skeleton is Cortical?

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80%

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Question 6/12
Is cancellous bone more elastic than Cortical Bone?

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Yes

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Question 7/12
How do children’s bones differ from adults?

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They bend more easily

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Question 8/12
What are the 3 stages of fracture repair?

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Inflammation, Repair and Remodelling

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Question 9/12
What is the difference between a cortical and cancellous screw?

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Thread narrower and pitch smaller in cortical

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Question 10/12
The effective thread depth is . . .

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. . . the difference between the outside and core diameter

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The screw pitch is . . .

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. . . the distance travelled by one 360 degree turn of the screw

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Question 12/12
What are screws used for?

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To produce intrafragmentary compression, to attach implants to bone and to hold 2 bones in correct relationship.

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