MS177 Fracture Fixation in General Practice Mini Series

£447.00 (+VAT)

12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.

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  • Join Ben Walton BVSc DSAS(orth) MRCVS for three 2-hour online sessions
  • Comprehensive notes to downloaded
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • A whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – learn without travelling
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad!



Session 1

Fracture Assessment and Decision Making

Session one will review the assessment of the fracture patient. This will include consideration of concomitant injuries, classification of open fractures, and the mechanical, biologic and environmental factors that may influence fixation choice and healing. The pros- and cons of the various fixation options will be discussed, and case examples will be used to illustrate the decision making process.

What you’ll learn:

  • Revision of assessment of the trauma patient
  • Identifying high-impact trauma fractures
  • Fracture classification systems for physeal fractures, open fractures and others
  • Fracture “scoring”, based on mechanical, biologic and environmental factors
  • On overview of the respective strengths and weaknesses of various fracture fixation options
  • An understanding of fracture management decision-making
Session 2

Pins, Wires and External Skeletal Fixators in General Practice

Session two will cover the practical application of pins, wires and external skeletal fixators (ESFs). This will include the theory and practice of intramedullary devices, cerclage and tension band wiring techniques, and the design and application of ESFs.

What you’ll learn:

  • When and where pins and wires might be appropriate
  • How to chose the correct size and application method of pins and wires
  • Practical understanding of the application of pins and wires
  • Classification and mechanical properties of various ESF designs
  • Clinical aspects of ESF management
  • Practical understanding of designing and applying ESFs
Session 3

Plates and Screws for Fracture Fixation In General Practice

Session three will focus on the use of plates and screws. Locking and non-locking plating systems will be discussed, and practical advice will be given on selecting and applying plates and screws to common fracture configurations with illustrative case examples.

What you’ll learn:

  • Understand plates and screws terminology and nomenclature
  • An understanding of non-locking plate and screw mechanics
  • An understanding of locking plate and screw mechanics, and an overview of different locking systems
  • Practical understanding of applying positional and lag screws
  • Practical understanding of applying bone plates for fracture management


The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD

*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.

Course Feedback :

“This mini series will help me offer better advise to my clients as to available options re fracture management

“I enjoyed it and I would like to start putting this knowledge into practice with a few simple fracture repairs. It will also change the way I prepare clients and review referral cases as I have a better understanding of the principles.

“The content of the Mini Series will help me, It has built my confidence in how to best approach fractures, especially plates

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