Wrist fracture management and the role of surgical care practitioner through the patient’s journey
journal contributionposted on 2023-08-30, 18:36 authored by Rojas M. Desiree, Russell Kabir
The presentation of this case study involves an exploration of the patient's journey in detail after having a traumatic wrist fracture, which is recognised as one of the most common fractures encountered daily in emergency services by junior doctors and practitioners. However, this article not only analyses the medical guidance for this type of case, but also the importance of the surgical care practitioner role in trauma and orthopaedics. All practitioners attending patients in emergency services are required to develop a good knowledge of anatomy, physiology, patient’s examination technique, classifications and consequently being aware of the possible surgical options for treatment of the fracture. They will also need to fully understand the legal implications of consent to ensure safe practice.
Publication titleJournal of Perioperative Practice
- Accepted version