Category: Orthopaedics

Compartment Syndrome

Acute Compartment Syndrome is one of the few orthopaedic emergencies. If missed, it can lead to severe and life-changing consequences for the patient. This article will focus on acute compartment syndrome of the limbs. What is compartment syndrome? Let’s start by understanding a couple key principles and definitions. A compartment is a group of muscles

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Orthogeriatrics

Fragility fractures in the elderly As a junior doctor on call, in geriatrics or in orthopaedics – you will frequently look after frail and elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities admitted with fragility fractures providing input on their pre & post-operative care. Fragility fractures are fractures that result from mechanical forces that would not ordinarily result

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