Wednesday 15th April at 8pm
With the global COVID-19 pandemic, orthopaedic surgeons are being challenged to consider whether many of the fractures that we have become accustomed to treating surgically can actually be managed non-operatively. As our ability to carry out general anaesthesia and specialist blocks becomes constrained and our desire to keep patients out of hospital intensifies, this webinar considers the fundamental question of which fractures can be safely managed non-operatively, and what that treatment looks like.
Join us on Wednesday 15th April at 8pm to hear our panels thoughts and discuss with them. Sign up here.
34 yr old, non dominant wrist. Motorbike accident. Closed, NV intact.
Points for consideration
35 yrs female – pedestrian vs her dog. Hit from behind with posterolateral depression. CT shows no medial extension.
60 yrs bus driver, tripped down a step. Closed injury, no NVD. PMH – Cirrhosis, SLE, DM (tablet controlled). COVID-19 +VE.
Elderly Fracture Neck of Femur
81 yrs female. Advanced dementia, unwitnessed fall on the medical ward having tested positive for COVID-19. Noted to be hypoxic (sats 85% on 4L Oxygen), fast AF, heart not great. Anaesthetist says over 90% chance of death if we operate!
This is genuine!
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