Wrist fracture management and the role of surgical care practitioner through the patient’s journey

Desiree, Rojas M. and Kabir, Russell (2021) Wrist fracture management and the role of surgical care practitioner through the patient’s journey. Journal of Perioperative Practice. ISSN 2515-7949

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1750458920976070

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Wrist, Radius, Fracture, Fixation, Surgical care practitioner
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2021 15:06
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 16:28
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706660

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