Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

Adult orthopaedic trauma services care for adult patients with injuries to the musculoskeletal system. The areas of focus include fractures, dislocations, and ligamentous injuries.  Adult orthopaedic trauma care is provided within acute services providing care in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Within the acute hospital it may involve some or all of the following: ED; fracture clinic staff; plaster technicians; inpatient ward staff; physiotherapists; occupational therapists; trauma and orthopaedic surgeons; anaesthetists; theatre staff; orthogeriatricians; radiologists; and others.

Bob Handley

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Clinical Lead

Mr Handley is a consultant for trauma and orthopaedic surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as well as an honorary senior lecturer in trauma and orthopaedics at the University of Oxford.

He is a past president of the British Orthopaedic Association, the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and AOUK.

He was co-chair of the NICE guideline development group for complex and non-complex fractures and a member of the GDG for hip fractures. He is a current member and previous chair of the British Orthopaedic Association trauma committee, the group responsible for developing the British Orthopaedic Association Standards (BOASTS), which have become accepted as the readily accessible source for standards of care in this field.

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